cap·y·ba·ra / ˈkapiˌberə; -ˌbärə/ • n. (pl. same or capybaras) a South American mammal (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, family Hydrochaeridae) that resembles a large guinea pig. It is the largest living rodent.
capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) See HYDROCHOERIDAE.
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