Definition of Cavy. Meaning of Cavy. Synonyms of Cavy

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Definition of Cavy

Cavy
Cavy Ca"vy, n.; pl. Cavies. [NL. cavia, fr. Brazilian cabiai: cf. F. cabiai.] (Zo["o]l.) A rodent of the genera Cavia and Dolichotis, as the guinea pig (Cavia cobaya). Cavies are natives of South America. Water cavy (Zo["o]l.), The capybara.

Meaning of Cavy from wikipedia

- Caviidae, the cavy family, is composed of rodents native to South America and includes the domestic guinea pig, wild cavies, and the largest living rodent...
- pig or domestic guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), also known as the cavy or domestic cavy (/ˈkeɪvi/ KAY-vee), is a species of rodent belonging to the genus...
- Guinea pigs, also known as cavies (Cavia porcellus), have been domesticated since around 5000 BCE, leading to the development of a diverse array of breeds...
- The rock cavy or mocó (Kerodon rupestris) is a cavy species endemic to eastern Brazil which has also been introduced to the Atlantic island of Fernando...
- rodent in the mara genus Dolichotis. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy or Patagonian hare. This herbivorous, somewhat rabbit-like animal is found...
- likely main ancestor of Cavia porcellus, the domestic guinea pig or domestic cavy, which appears to be a hybrid that includes lesser genetic contributions...
- The genus Kerodon (vernacular name mocos; rock cavies) contains two species of South American rock cavies, related to capybaras and guinea pigs. They are...
- The British Cavy Council is the governing body in the United Kingdom for national, regional, and local cavy (guinea pig) clubs, and also for the wide...
- (Yellow-toothed cavies) Southern highland yellow-toothed cavy (Galea comes) Yellow-toothed cavy (Galea flavidens) Lowland yellow-toothed cavy (Galea leucoblephara)...
- The acrobatic cavy (Kerodon acrobata) also known as the Acrobatic Moco and Climbing Cavy is a cavy species native to Brazil. It is found from Goiás state...