nutria

[ noo-tree-uh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu tri ə, ˈnyu- /

noun

the coypu.
the fur of the coypu, resembling beaver, used for making coats, hats, suit trimmings, etc.

Origin of nutria

1810–20, Americanism; < Spanish: otter, variant of lutria < Medieval Latin, for Latin lutra
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nutria

/ (ˈnjuːtrɪə) /

noun

another name for the coypu, used esp to refer to its fur
a brown colour with a grey tinge

Word Origin for nutria

C19: from Spanish: otter, variant of lutria, ultimately from Latin lūtra otter
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