Etymology
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nutria (n.)

"fur or pelt of the coypu," a kind of large, beaver-like rodent native to southern South America, 1836, from Spanish nutria "otter," also lutria, from Latin lutra "otter," an unexplained variant of PIE *udros (see otter).

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Definitions of nutria

nutria (n.)
aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur;
Synonyms: coypu / Myocastor coypus
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