capybara

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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.

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capybara Largest living rodent, native to Central and South America; it is semi-aquatic with webbed feet, a large, nearly hairless, body, short legs and a tiny tail. Length: 1.2m (4ft). Species Hydrochoerus hydrochoeris.

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capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) See HYDROCHOERIDAE.

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