cavy

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noun ca·vy \ˈkā-vē\

Definition of cavy

plural

cavies

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

Origin and Etymology of cavy

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


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cavy

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noun ca·vy \ˈkā-vē\

Medical Definition of cavy

plural

cavies

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


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