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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cavy  \Ca"vy\,  n.;  pl  {Cavies}.  [NL.  cavia,  fr  Brazilian 
  cabiai:  cf  F.  cabiai.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  rodent  of  the  genera  {Cavia}  and  {Dolichotis},  as  the 
  guinea  pig  ({Cavia  cobaya}).  Cavies  are  natives  of  South 
  America. 
 
  {Water  cavy}  (Zo["o]l.),  The  capybara. 




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