Enhydra

noun En·hy·dra \enˈhīdrə\

Definition of Enhydra

  1. :  a genus of carnivorous mammals (family Mustelidae) that contains only the sea otter

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Origin and Etymology of enhydra

New Latin, irregular from Greek enydris otter, from enydros living in water, from en in + hydōr water — more at in, water


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