from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus which in some classifications considered a genus of the subfamily Lutrinae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The leading genus of Lutrinæ, formerly including the sea-otters as well as the land-otters, now confined to land-otters in which the claws are well formed and the tail is terete. Compare Pteronura.
  • n. [lowercase] In heraldry See loutre.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. in some classifications considered a genus of the subfamily Lutrinae


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  • The Eurasian otter, lutra lutra, can live for up to 10 years and produce an average of two babies per litter.

    River clean-up brings otters back from brink of extinction

  • The otter (Lutra lutra) in Sweden – population trends in relation to sum-DDT and total PCB concentrations during 1968 – 1999.

    Climate change and reindeer nomadism in Finnmark, Norway

  • Mammal species include grey wolf Canis lupus (V), red fox Vulpes vulpes, otter Lutra lutra, Eurasian badger Meles meles, beech martin Martes foina and brown hare Lepus europeus.

    Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappodocia, Turkey

  • I write to inform you that your consignment of fifty water-colored scientific prints, including the Sciurus vulgaris, the Carduelis carduelis and related songbirds, and several of the Lutra lutra, has arrived safely and is in a generally satisfactory condition.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Owls there were, and nightingales, and squirrels and rabbits and short-eared lutra, all cut from juniper, aeterna, and other greenery.


  • There are 6 nationally and 4 internationally threatened mammals: otters Lutra lutra (T) which are occasionally found, steppe polecat Mustella eversmanni, masked polecat Vormela peregusna and European wild cat Felis silvestris.

    Srebarna Nature Reserve, Bulgaria

  • Otter Lutra lutra, stoat Mustela erminea, and European mink Mustela lutreola (E), as well as wild cat Felis sylvestris are to be found on the floating islands.

    Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania

  • Notable mammals include the reintroduced bison or wisent Bison bonasus (EN), wolf Canis lupus, lynx Felis lynx, otter Lutra lutra and European beaver Castor fiber, also reintroduced.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • Otter (Lutra lutra) is still present in certain mountain streams and lakes.

    Italian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

  • One of the most notable of the mammals recorded at Ichkeul is the otter Lutra lutra which has been hunted for its meat.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia


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