American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See coypu.
- n. The light brown fur of the coypu.
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.
- n. Another name for the coypu.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The fur of the coypu. See coypu.
- n. aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur
- Variant of Spanish lutria ("otter"), from Latin lutra. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The term "nutria" comes from a Spanish/Latin word meaning otter and refers to coypu fur.”
“So somebody had the even more brilliant idea of tossing in nutria to eat the hyacinths, only the nutria learned to prefer garbage and all those stale doughnuts.”
“I am surprised that anyone reading these posts knows what nutria is but now that you admit to your cajun background I understand.”
“Nurmi doesn't put much stock in the idea that wearing nutria translates to a clearer conscience.”
“Cree McCree has begun using the pelt of the Louisiana swamp rat, also known as the nutria, which is culled legally to protect marshland.”
“Or maybe you're convinced by the claims of the fashion designers using "ethical fur" sourced from an animal called the nutria - or, as it's more commonly known, the coypu or bayou water rat?”
“It's a massive 15-pound ratlike critter called the nutria, whose reproductive powers are almost as mighty as its gargantuan appetite.”
“Oh, and Bubba, don't try to serve me no river rat fancied up with the name nutria as your mystery meat!”
“America, a species of seal, or, as I have heard it described. a hybrid between the seal and the beaver, is called nutria - quite a distinct animal, however, from the Mexican nutria.”
“The nutria is a semi-aquatic rat from South America that grows to be 10 to 20 pounds and more than two feet long.”
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