Origin of capybara
Examples from the Web for capybara
Venezuela: The country to the south takes us in a pretty weird direction by offering the capybara.
The Paca (Clogenys) differs from the Capybara in the complex structure of his molar teeth.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
Capybara The capybara or ronsoco, the largest of living rodents, is quite common on the river side.The Andes and the Amazon|James Orton
Top plunged into the water, but the capybara, hidden at the bottom of the pond, did not appear.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
Among the former is the Capybara, the largest of the rodents, an animal which attains to from three to four feet in length.Natural History in Anecdote|Various
The capybara is also called a water-pig (even in its Greek name) in virtue, doubtless, of being a rodent.
British Dictionary definitions for capybara
Word Origin for capybara
Word Origin and History for capybara
South American rodent, 1774, from some Tupi (Brazilian) native name.