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|Noun||1.||trade rat - any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects|
wood rat, wood-rat - any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)