from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See coypu.
- n. The light brown fur of the coypu.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Another name for the coypu.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fur of the coypu. See coypu.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coypou, Myopotamus coypus. See Myopotamus, and cut under coypou.
- n. The fur or pelt of the coypou, formerly much used like beaver. Sometimes, erroneously, neutria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur
Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *nutria, variant of Latin lutra; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variant of Spanish lutria ("otter"), from Latin lutra. (Wiktionary)