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ham·ster

 (hăm′stər)
n.
A small Eurasian rodent of the subfamily Cricetinae, especially Mesocricetus auratus, having large cheek pouches and a short tail and often kept as a pet or used in laboratory research.

[German, from Middle High German hamastra, perhaps from Old High German hamustro, of Slavic origin.]

hamster

(ˈhæmstə)
n
(Animals) any Eurasian burrowing rodent of the tribe Cricetini, such as Mesocricetus auratus (golden hamster), having a stocky body, short tail, and cheek pouches: family Cricetidae. They are popular pets
[C17: from German, from Old High German hamustro, of Slavic origin]

ham•ster

(ˈhæm stər)

n.
any of several short-tailed, burrowing rodents of the family Cricetidae, of Eurasia, with large cheek pouches.
[1600–10; < German; compare Old High German hamastro, Old Saxon hamstra weevil]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hamster - short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek poucheshamster - short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Cricetus, genus Cricetus - type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters
Cricetus cricetus, Eurasian hamster - a variety of hamster common to Europe and Asia
golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, Syrian hamster - small light-colored hamster often kept as a pet
Translations
الُأرْجوحَة الشَبَكِيَّةحيوان قارض يُشْبِه الجِرْذ
křeček
hamster
hamster
hamsteri
hamsterrat de blé
hrčak
hörcsög
hamstur
ハムスター
햄스터
žiurkėnas
kāmis
hamsterhârciog
škrečok
hrček
hamster
สัตว์ชนิดหนึ่งคล้ายหนู
hamstercırlak sıçan
хом'як
chuột đồng

hamster

[ˈhæmstəʳ] Nhámster m

hamster

[ˈhæmstər] nhamster m

hamster

nHamster m

hamster

[ˈhæmstəʳ] ncriceto

hamster

(ˈhӕmstə) noun
a small animal, rather like a fat rat without a tail, often kept as a pet.

hamster

الُأرْجوحَة الشَبَكِيَّة křeček hamster Hamster χάμστερ hámster hamsteri hamster hrčak criceto ハムスター 햄스터 hamster hamster chomik hamster хомяк hamster สัตว์ชนิดหนึ่งคล้ายหนู hamster chuột đồng 仓鼠
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