gnawing mammal


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Noun1.gnawing mammal - relative large gnawing animalsgnawing mammal - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Duplicidentata - in former classifications considered a suborder of Rodentia coextensive with the order Lagomorpha: gnawing animals
Lagomorpha, order Lagomorpha - rabbits; hares; pikas; formerly considered the suborder Duplicidentata of the order Rodentia
leporid, leporid mammal - rabbits and hares
mouse hare, pika, rock rabbit, cony, coney - small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
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It's not the work of insects or gnawing mammals, but of sapsuckers: medium-sized woodpeckers with a talent for tapping into a tree's lifeblood.
They are wrapped in blue plastic sleeves to protect them from small gnawing mammals, and Moriarty designed a solar-powered pump and drip irrigation system to keep them well-watered throughout the dry summer months.
True, both are lagomorphs, the order of gnawing mammals with two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw, one behind the other.