from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tailless South American rodents of the family Caviidae, which includes the guinea pig.
- n. Any of various similar or related rodents, such as the capybara, coypu, and agouti.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A guinea pig.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rodent of the genera Cavia and Dolichotis, as the guinea pig (Cavia cobaya). Cavies are natives of South America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rodent of the genus Cavia or family Caviidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. short-tailed rough-haired South American rodent
The cavy is a rodent that was domesticated in the Andes as a source of meat.
Might be the same one spotted a few years ago, a Patagonian cavy was seen again loose near Aiken, South Carolina.
Oregon teens found a Patagonian cavy running loose.
Robertson had served as a colonel under Stuart, the report noted, and “I was convinced of his deficiency in the qualities essential to a bold, vigorous, and successful cavy commander in the ever-changing and complicated and extended operations of campaign.”
Almost the same as -- you talk about the cavy, same type of back legs and front legs almost.
They imagined that Magellan, when talking of an animal under the name of "conejos" in the Strait of Magellan, referred to this species; but he was alluding to a small cavy, which to this day is thus called by the Spaniards.
KING: And our next animal in this segment is a cavy.
This is a Patagonian cavy, which I've never had on.
The cavy multiplies rapidly, though not at the rate that folk literature would suggest.
In parts of Latin America, cavy breeds much larger than those common in the United States are used.
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