1. coypu

noun. aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur.


  • genus Myocastor
  • gnawer
  • Myocastor
  • rodent
  • nutria


  • coipĂș (Spanish)
  • koypu (Mapudungun)

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Sentences with coypu

1. Noun, singular or mass
The coypu became a major problem in the U.K. after some escaped from a farm and started breeding in the countryside but, by 1987, this wild population had supposedly been wiped out.

2. Noun, plural
Moreover, according to National Geographic, adult coypu don't grow much longer than 2 feet.