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 for capybara
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Capybara \Ca`py*ba"ra\, n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.]
     A large South American rodent ({Hydroch[ae]rus capybara)
     Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest
     extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in
     height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is
     related; -- called also cabiai and water hog.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: pig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with
           partly webbed feet; largest living rodent [syn: capybara,
           capibara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris]

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