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cavy

noun ca·vy \ˈkā-vē\
plural cavies

Definition of CAVY

:  any of several short-tailed rough-haired South American rodents (family Caviidae); especially :  guinea pig
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Origin of CAVY

New Latin Cavia, genus name, from obsolete Portuguese çavia (now sauiá) the spiny rat Makalata (Echimys) armata, from Tupi saujá
First Known Use: 1796

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cavy

noun ca·vy \ˈkā-vē\
plural ca·vies

Medical Definition of CAVY

:  any of several short-tailed South American rodents (family Caviidae); especially :  guinea pig

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