Definition of Nutria

1. Noun. Aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur.

Exact synonyms: Coypu, Myocastor Coypus
Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Genus Myocastor, Myocastor



Definition of Nutria

1. n. The fur of the coypu. See Coypu.

Definition of Nutria

1. Noun. (chiefly North America) Another name for the coypu. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nutria

1. the coypu [n -S] - See also: coypu

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutria

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nutmeg melon
nutmeg oil
nutmeg tree
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nutmegs
nutpecker
nutpeckers
nutpick
nutpicks
nutraceutical
nutraceuticals
nutramigen
nutria (current term)
nutria rat
nutria rats
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nutriceutical
nutriceuticals
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nutriders
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nutrient arteries of humerus
nutrient artery
nutrient artery of femur
nutrient artery of fibula

Literary usage of Nutria

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1. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"nutria. Like Lutra externally, with the bald muffle transverse, narrowed, ... nutria, Gray, PZS 1865, p. 128. This genus is at once known from the Otter ..."

2. Modern Argentina, the El Dorado of To-day: With Notes on Uruguay and Chile by William Henry Koebel (1907)
"... puma—Large rodents—The carpincho and nutria —Habits of the skunk—The opossum—The iguana—Ostriches and their "peculiarities—Their ..."

3. The Fur Traders and Fur Bearing Animals by Marcus Petersen (1914)
"nutria and Muskrat, are more or less aquatic, and others like the Squirrels lead arboreal lives. In speaking of distinguishing ..."

4. Fur-bearing Animals in Nature and in Commerce by Henry Poland (1892)
"... and when it is fat they prize it for a time, but are said to tire of it soon : it somewhat resembles flabby pork." COYPU RAT, OR nutria. ..."

5. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Glascow by Natural History Society of Glasgow (1878)
"On the nutria ... many a pleasant hour in my canoe ensconced amongst the reeds, I have naturally had frequent opportunities of watching the nutria also. ..."

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