cavy

noun ca·vy \ ˈkā-vē \

Definition of cavy

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

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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

noun ca·vy \ ˈkā-vē \

medical Definition of cavy

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

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