coypu

noun
coy·​pu | \ ˈkȯi-(ˌ)pü How to pronounce coypu (audio) , kȯi-ˈpü \

Definition of coypu

: nutria

Examples of coypu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the incredible seagull population, Rome sees wild boars and coypu, a South American rodent, roaming their streets and sewers. Fox News, 3 May 2020

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First Known Use of coypu

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coypu

American Spanish coipú, from Mapuche coipu

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“Coypu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coypu. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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