Definition of muskrat in English:

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muskrat

Pronunciation: /ˈməˌskrat/

noun

1A large semiaquatic North American rodent with a musky smell, valued for its fur.
  • Ondatra zibethicus, family Muridae
Example sentences
  • Other animals that may carry and transmit the disease include beavers, muskrats, water and field voles, water and wood rats, squirrels, and lemmings.
  • With his hunting experience, he introduced trapping lures for mink, muskrats, fox, beaver, bobcats, coyotes and wolves.
  • Look for tracks of muskrats, minks, beavers, and river otters in the mud.
1.1The fur of the muskrat.
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