coypu

[koi-poo]
noun, plural coypus (especially collectively) coypu.
a large, South American, aquatic rodent, Myocastor (or Myopotamus ) coypus, yielding the fur nutria.

Origin:
1785–95; < American Spanish coipú < Araucanian coipu

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coypu (ˈkɔɪpuː)
 
n , pl -pus, -pu
1.  an aquatic South American hystricomorph rodent, Myocastor coypus, introduced into Europe: family Capromyidae. It resembles a small beaver with a ratlike tail and is bred in captivity for its soft grey underfur
2.  the fur of this animal
 
[C18: from American Spanish coipú, from Araucanian kóypu]

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Also called the coypu organism: noun: living or once-living thing.
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