Etymology
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capybara (n.)

also capibara, large South American rodent, 1774, from the Tupi (Brazilian) native name.

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Definitions of capybara

capybara (n.)
pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet; largest living rodent;
Synonyms: capibara / Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
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