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capybara


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capybara  \Ca`py*ba"ra\,  n.  [Sp.  capibara,  fr  the  native  name.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  South  American  rodent  ({Hydroch[ae]rus  capybara}) 
  Living  on  the  margins  of  lakes  and  rivers.  It  is  the  largest 
  extant  rodent,  being  about  three  feet  long,  and  half  that  in 
  height.  It  somewhat  resembles  the  Guinea  pig,  to  which  it  is 
  related;  --  called  also  {cabiai}  and  {water  hog}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capybara 
  n  :  pig-sized  tailless  South  American  amphibious  rodent  with 
  partly  webbed  feet;  largest  living  rodent  [syn:  {capibara}, 
  {Hydrochoerus  hydrochaeris}] 




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