lutra definition

  • noun:
    • A genus which in some classifications considered a genus for the subfamily Lutrinae.
    • The leading genus of Lutrinæ, formerly like the sea-otters along with the land-otters, today confined to land-otters where claws are well formed together with tail is terete. Compare Pteronura.
    • [lowercase] In heraldry See loutre.
    • in a few classifications considered a genus regarding the subfamily Lutrinae

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