coypu
noun Etymology: American Spanish coipú, from Mapuche coipu Date: 1793 nutria

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  • coypu — [koi′po͞o΄] n. pl. coypus or coypu [AmSp coipu < Araucanian coypu] NUTRIA …   English World dictionary

  • Coypu — Coy pu (koi p??), n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South American rodent ({Myopotamus coypus}), allied to the beaver. It produces a valuable fur called {nutria}. [Written also {coypou}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coypu — Coypu, s. Trugratten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • coypu — ► NOUN (pl. coypus) ▪ a large semiaquatic beaver like South American rodent, farmed for its fur. ORIGIN from a Chilean language …   English terms dictionary

  • Coypu — Life Coypu or Nutria Temporal range: Late Pliocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • coypu — UK [ˈkɔɪpuː] / US [ˈkɔɪˌpu] noun [countable] Word forms coypu : singular coypu plural coypus an animal with fur used for making clothing, that lives mainly in South America …   English dictionary

  • coypu — /koy pooh/, n., pl. coypus, (esp. collectively) coypu. a large, South American, aquatic rodent, Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypus, yielding the fur nutria. [1785 95; < AmerSp coipú < Araucanian coipu] * * * …   Universalium

  • coypu — [[t]k oɪ̱puː[/t]] coypus N COUNT A coypu is a large South American rodent which lives near water …   English dictionary

  • coypu — /ˈkɔɪpu/ (say koypooh) noun (plural coypus, coypu) a large aquatic rodent, Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypus, yielding the fur nutria, originally from South America but later introduced into Europe, and now officially a pest. {American Spanish… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coypu — nutrija statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Myocastor coypus angl. coypu; nutria; swamp beaver vok. Biberratte; Nutria; Schweifbiber; Sumpfbiber rus. болотный бобр; коипу; нутрия pranc. ragondin ryšiai:… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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