any of a family (Hydrochoeridae) of tailless, partially web-footed
, South American rodents found in and around lakes
: the largest extant
a length of over 1.2 m (c.
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Word origin of 'capybara'Port capibara < Tupí kapigwara, lit., one who eats grass