nutria, noun

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EnglishShow more Special use of general English nutria the mid-brown colour of the fur of the coypu (Myocaster coypus).
Military
The brown uniform of the defence forces. Cf. browns (see brown noun sense 2).
1977 B. Marks Our S. Afr. Army 11The fear of loss of identity, of becoming a faceless number in a sea of nutria.
1983 Evening Post 28 Mar. 3About two years ago a squall blew through navy ranks when Defence authorities decided that Navy personnel would be fitted out in nutria, the Army’s brown uniform.
The brown uniform of the defence forces.
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