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otter

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɒtər/
a small animal with short, brown fur and a long body, that swims well and eats fishWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
Translations of “otter”
in Arabic كَلب الماء…
in Korean 수달…
in Malaysian memerang…
in French loutre…
in Turkish su samuru…
in Italian lontra…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水獺…
in Russian выдра…
in Polish wydra…
in Vietnamese con rái cá…
in Spanish nutria…
in Portuguese lontra…
in Thai นาก…
in German der Otter…
in Catalan llúdria…
in Japanese カワウソ…
in Indonesian lingsang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水獭…
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