Definition of coypu in English:

coypu

Translate coypu into Spanish

nounplural noun coypus

  • another term for nutria

    ‘Nutria, called Myocastor coypus, have added to the destruction by devouring wetlands.’
    • ‘These include the capybara, the agouti, the coypu, the cavy and the chinchilla.’
    • ‘My guess is it's a coypu - a large South American rodent.’
    • ‘Cattle, and goats are susceptible to FMD and some wild animal such as coypu can also become infected.’

Pronunciation

coypu

/ˈkoiˌpo͞o/ /ˈkɔɪˌpu/

Origin

Late 18th century from Araucanian.