Definition of stick-nest rat in English:

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stick-nest rat

noun

A fluffy-haired gregarious Australian rat that builds nests of interwoven sticks.
  • Genus Leporillus, family Muridae: two species, in particular L. conditor
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately the greater stick-nest rat no longer exists on the mainland of Australia.
  • Scientists use the old nests or middens of stick-nest rats to find out about the climate and types of plants that have grown in the region over the past 10,000 years.
  • Zoos intending to keep greater stick-nest rats should do so in close cooperation with one of the existing holdings and benefit from their experience in keeping and breeding the species.

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Syllabification: stick-nest rat

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