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capy (plural capys or capies)

  1. (informal) A capybara
    • 2004, Robert Verly, Afterlife Odyssey, page 64:
      In Venezuela's vast plains, there lives an animal called the Capybara or 'Capy' as it is known. It is actually the world's largest rodent, a semi-domesticated animal standing about three feet tall and weighing as much as 110 pounds.
    • 2011, Catherine Thimmesh, Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships:
      But then one day, a mischievous monkey landed with a purposeful plop right onto a capy's back!

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