"muskrat" Definition

  1. n. A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, and ondatra.
  2. n. The musk shrew.
  3. n. The desman.

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Position in dictionary: 64590 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "muskrat": 1
Words that end with "muskrat": 1
Words that contain "muskrat": 1
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