Definition of coypu in English:

coypu

noun

  • another term for nutria
    • ‘These include the capybara, the agouti, the coypu, the cavy and the chinchilla.’
    • ‘My guess is it's a coypu - a large South American rodent.’
    • ‘Nutria, called Myocastor coypus, have added to the destruction by devouring wetlands.’
    • ‘Cattle, and goats are susceptible to FMD and some wild animal such as coypu can also become infected.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Araucanian.

Pronunciation:

coypu

/ˈkoiˌpo͞o/