mountain beaver

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mountain beaver

n.
A stout burrowing rodent (Aplodontia rufa) of the Pacific coast of North America, having small eyes and ears and feeding on vegetation such as ferns and tree seedlings. Also called sewellel.
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Noun1.mountain beaver - bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North Americamountain beaver - bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America; the most primitive living rodent
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Aplodontia, genus Aplodontia - type genus of the Aplodontiidae: comprising the mountain beavers