noun, plural ca·vies.
Origin of cavy
Examples from the Web for cavy
A few guanaco and ostriches, a sprinkling of cavy, and many pampa foxes seemed to eke out an existence there.
The nest was of dry grass and lined with the fur of the cavy.Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)|P. L. Sclater
The River Deseado forms the southern limit of the distribution of the Patagonian cavy.
For laboratories, experimental purposes, etc., it is the smooth-haired Cavy that is in most demand.
This is one of the most common troubles that a Cavy raiser has to contend with.