Coypu meaning

koi'po͝o
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A large, crepuscular, semiaquatic rodent (Myocastor coypus) resembling a large rat, having bright orange-yellow incisors, native to South America and introduced to Europe, Asia and North America, valued for its fur in eastern Europe and central Asia and considered a pest elsewhere.
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Origin of coypu

  • American Spanish coipo, coipú from Mapuche koypu
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Spanish coipú, from Mapudungun koypu.
    From Wiktionary