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Meaning of CAPYBARA

Pronunciation:  `kapu'bâru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet; largest living rodent
 

CAPYBARA is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: capibara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
 
 See Also: gnawer, gnawing animal, rodent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca`py*ba"ra\, n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.]
(Zo["o]l.)
A large South American rodent ({Hydroch[ae]rus capybara})
Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest
extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in
height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is
related; -- called also {cabiai} and {water hog}.



 

 

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