cane rat(redirected from Thryonomys)
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Related to Thryonomys: Thryonomyidae, Cane rats
1. (Animals) a tropical African cavy-like hystricomorph rodent, Thryonomys swinderianus, that lives in swampy regions: family Thryonomyidae. Also called (in W Africa): cutting grass
2. (Animals) a similar but smaller species, T. gregorianus