[noo-tree-uh, nyoo-]
the coypu.
the fur of the coypu, resembling beaver, used for making coats, hats, suit trimmings, etc.

1810–20, Americanism; < Spanish: otter, variant of lutria < Medieval Latin, for Latin lutra Unabridged
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nutria (ˈnjuːtrɪə)
1.  another name for the coypu, used esp to refer to its fur
2.  a brown colour with a grey tinge
[C19: from Spanish: otter, variant of lutria, ultimately from Latin lūtra otter]

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Made of specialized cashmere with a nutria collar, its design favors city wear.
Offers information regarding nutria population control.
Nutria damage is evident to varying degrees in every area they are found.
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