Definition of capybara
: a tailless semiaquatic South and Central American rodent (Hydrochaerus hydrochaeris) often exceeding four feet (1.2 meters) in length
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Finally, one capybara was captured on June 12, the second on June 28.
And the world's largest rodent, the capybara, is the perfect entree.
The number of animal species has more than doubled and now includes a mix of monkeys, owls, sandpipers, egrets, crocodile-like caimans and capybaras, the world’s largest rodent.
Once in the water, a capybara can keep its entire body submerged, exposing just its eyes and nostrils.
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Origin and Etymology of capybara
Portuguese capibara, capivara, alteration of capiiuara, from Tupi kapiʔiwara, from kapíʔi grass, brush + -wara eater
First Known Use: 1774See Words from the same year
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