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Meaning of CAVY

Pronunciation:  'keyvee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  short-tailed rough-haired South American rodent
 

CAVY is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: aperea, Cavia, Cavia cobaya, Cavia porcellus, genus Cavia, gnawer, gnawing animal, guinea pig, rodent, wild cavy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca"vy\, n.; pl. {Cavies}. [NL. cavia, fr. Brazilian
cabiai: cf. F. cabiai.] (Zo["o]l.)
A rodent of the genera {Cavia} and {Dolichotis}, as the
guinea pig ({Cavia cobaya}). Cavies are natives of South
America.

{Water cavy} (Zo["o]l.), The capybara.

 

 

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