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1. any North and Central American rat of the genus Neotoma, noted for carrying off shiny articles to its nest.
2. Informal. a person who collects, saves, or hoards useless small items.
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|Noun||1.||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)|
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Cricetidae, family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
dusky-footed wood rat - a wood rat with dusky feet
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea, trade rat, pack rat, packrat - any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
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