Origin of nutria
Examples from the Web for nutria
For this, in inferior qualities, the hair of the otter, nutria or other fine fur was sometimes substituted.
Nutria is the commercial term for the fur of the South American coypou.The Accomplished Muskrat Trapper|A. E. (Arno Erdman) Schmidt
It was during this part of our day's journey that the peons made two captures of live animals in an armadillo and a nutria.
The tendency to build small detached houses noticed at Nutria and at Ojo Caliente has not manifested itself here.
There are only occasional traces, as of a continuous defensive outer wall, such as those seen at Nutria and Pescado.
British Dictionary definitions for nutria
Word Origin for nutria
Word Origin and History for nutria
1836, from Spanish nutria "otter," also lutria, from Latin lutra (see otter).