beaver - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈbiːvə(r)/
singularbeaver
pluralbeavers
  1. 1
    [countable] a small North American animal that has a wide flat tail and thick fur. Beavers cut down trees with their teeth and build dams (=walls) across streams.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the fur of a beaver, used for making clothes such as hats and coats