noun, plural coy·pus, (especially collectively) coy·pu.
Origin of coypu
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Historical Examples of coypu
Coypu are abundant in the fresh waters of South America, even small ponds being often tenanted by one or more pairs.
Another animal that is at least in one respect allied to the 'possum is the coypu.The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn
John R. Spears
In habits and otherwise the coypu is much like the beaver, but is a smaller animal, and has a rounder tail.The Land of Fire
One was the common Magellan otter (Lutra felina), the other a nutria (Myopotamus coypu).Cruise of the 'Alert'
R. W. Coppinger
The coypu, sometimes called the South American beaver, inhabits the river-banks, and is highly prized for its fur.