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nutria

nu·tri·a

nutria

pronunciation:
nu tri
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small mammal with thick brown fur and a long thin tail. Nutrias are rodents closely related to guinea pigs and porcupines. They build burrows near wet areas such as swamps. Nutrias used to only live in South America, but they have spread to much of the United States and Europe.
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  mammal, rodent