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musk·rat

 (mŭs′krăt′)
n. pl. muskrat or musk·rats
1. A large semiaquatic rodent (Ondatra zibethicus) native to North America and naturalized in Eurasia, having a dense brown coat and musk glands under its long, scaly tail. Also called musquash, water rat.
2. The fur of this rodent.
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muskrat

(ˈmʌskˌræt)
n, pl -rats or -rat
1. (Animals) a North American beaver-like amphibious rodent, Ondatra zibethica, closely related to but larger than the voles: family Cricetidae
2. (Textiles) the brown fur of this animal
3. (Animals) either of two closely related rodents, Ondatra obscurus or Neofiber alleni (round-tailed muskrat)
Also called: musquash
[C17: by folk etymology, from the same source as musquash]
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musk•rat

(ˈmʌskˌræt)

n., pl. -rats, (esp. collectively) -rat.
1. either of two large, aquatic, North American cricetid rodents of the genus Ondatra.
2. its glossy, dark brown fur, used for coats, hats, trimming, etc.
[1680–90, Amer.; alter. of musquash < Massachusett]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muskrat - the brown fur of a muskratmuskrat - the brown fur of a muskrat    
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
hudson seal - muskrat fur dressed to simulate sealskin
2.muskrat - beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown furmuskrat - beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
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Translations

muskrat

[ˈmʌskræt] Nratón m almizclero
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muskrat

[ˈmʌskræt] nrat m musquémusk rose nrose f muscade
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muskrat

[ˈmʌskˌræt] n (animal) → topo muschiato, ondatra; (fur) → rat musqué m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
Mots cles : suivi ecologique; mammiferes aquatiques; espece indicatrice; gestion de la faune; changement climatique; amenagement hydroelectrique; Ondatra zibethicus
23.9 50.2 15.8 Undetermined vole (microtine) 4.5 12.4 14.7 Sagebrush Vole Lemmiscus curtatus - - 1.1 Common Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus 1.1 - - W.
Listrophorid mites and other ectoparasites of Muskrats, Ondatra zibethicus, from the Chena River, Alaska.
Muskrats Ondatra zibethicus are one of the most widely distributed and sought-after species of furbearer in North America (Boutin and Birkenholz 1987, Roberts and Crimmins 2010).
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Estas caracteristicas asemejarian la union utero-tubarica del coipo con la observada en el castor (Castor canadensis) y la rata almizclera (Ondatra zibethicus) (Beck et al).
(2000): Ondatra zibethicus (Arvicolinae, Rodentia) dental microwear patterns as a potential tool for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.
Small mammals at Perico Creek include Spermophilus, Geomys bursarius, Ondatra zibethicus, and Microtus, none of which is shared with the rockshelter in Cimarron County.
In Texas, the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus L.) and the introduced nutria (Myocastor coypus Molina) also seem likely alternate hosts for the beetle; however, no known records of P.