Ca"vy (?), n.; pl. Cavies (). [NL. cavia, fr. Brazilian cabiai: cf. F. cabiai.] Zool.

A rodent of the genera cavia and Dolichotis, as the guinea pig (Cavia cabaya). Cavies are natives of South America.

Water cavy Zool., The capybara.

 

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