(n.) = nutria ; otter. Ex: This paper discusses the reproduction behavior of mink, nutria, raccoon dogs, marmots, chinchillas, sables and martens. Ex: Otters are one of the most fun animals to observe, as they seem to always be active: swimming, diving, fishing, playing. ---- * nutria de mar = sea otter. * nutria de río = river otter. (v.) = nurture ; nourish. Ex: Studying the leisure reading preferences of teens can help library media specialists develop collections and programs that nurture a lifelong love of reading. Ex: The library's mission must be further nourished and refined, for philosophy is not an idle pastime -- it is a foundation and rationale for human endeavor.