Definition of otter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːtər//
Wild mammals
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a small animal that has four webbed feet (= with skin between the toes), a tail and thick brown fur. Otters live in rivers and eat fish. See related entries: Wild mammals Word OriginOld English otr, ot(t)or, of Germanic origin; related to Greek hudros ‘water snake’.
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