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bamboo rat

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Definition of bamboo rat in English:

noun

A large nocturnal burrowing rat that feeds chiefly on the roots of bamboo and other plants, found in the forests of SE Asia.
  • Genus Rhyzomys, family Muridae: several species
Example sentences
  • But at the time and rightly for 1986, it had only been seen in the bamboo rat in southern Asia and in some Arabian whale.
  • There are masked palm civets, bamboo rats, hog nosed badgers, boars, barking deer and giant flying squirrels, as well as cats and dogs.

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