pocket rat

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Related to pocket rat: pocket mouse
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Noun1.pocket rat - any of various rodents with cheek pouches
rat - any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
pocket mouse - any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
desert rat, Dipodomys phillipsii, kangaroo rat - any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae
dwarf pocket rat, kangaroo mouse - small silky-haired pouched rodent; similar to but smaller than kangaroo rats
pocket gopher, pouched rat, gopher - burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
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