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brown rat

n.
The common domestic rat (Rattus norvegicus), which is found worldwide and is a destructive pest of crops and stored food and a carrier of disease. Also called Norway rat.

brown rat

n
(Animals) a common brownish rat, Rattus norvegicus: a serious pest in all parts of the world. Also called: Norway rat

Nor′way rat′


n.
an Old World rat, Rattus norvegicus, having a grayish brown body and a long, scaly tail: introduced worldwide. Also called brown rat.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brown rat - common domestic ratbrown rat - common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide
rat - any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
genus Rattus, Rattus - common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
wharf rat - brown rat that infests wharves
sewer rat - brown rat commonly found in sewers
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The beady-eyed infiltrator - a brown rat of the species Rattus norvegicus - scurried down the carpeted hallway before ducking behind a filing cabinet, employee correspondence shows.
KX064270KX064275) from specimens from case-patients 2 and 3 (samples were not available for case-patient 1); specimens from the pet brown rat and raised brown rats suspected to be sources of infection for case-patients 1 and 2; and specimens from 2 wild brown rats suspected to sources of infection for a serologically confirmed human infection with SEOV detected in 2014 (6).
The brown rat did not appear in Europe until the 1500s,' says Emily Puckett, an evolutionary biologist at Fordham University.
She said as she approached the area she witnessed a middle aged man repeatedly kick a large brown rat across the pavement on Royal Avenue.
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The Norway or common brown rat is the most abundant rat in the UK and it is often found in burrows and sewer systems.
Rattus norvegicus ydi'r enw gwyddonol arni a brown rat yn Saesneg.
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THE best-known rat species are the black rat (Rattus rattus) and brown rat (Rattus norvegicus).