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nutria

nutria

noun nu·tria \ˈnü-trē-ə, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUTRIA

1
:  the durable usually light brown fur of a nutria
2
:  a large South American semiaquatic rodent (Myocastor coypus) with webbed hind feet and a round nearly hairless tail that has been introduced into parts of Europe, Asia, and North America

Origin of NUTRIA

American Spanish, from Spanish, otter, modification of Latin lutra; probably akin to Old English oter otter
First Known Use: 1820

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