Definition of common rat in English:
Another term for brown rat.
- Rats need to drink frequently, and so when a colony of up to 25 common rats set up home in my neighbour's stables, they chose a spot with the nearest accessible water - a butt in a secluded corner of my garden.
- The Malagasy giant jumping rat, for instance, is at least three times the size of our common rat.
- The common rat can be found anywhere that offers food and shelter, which can also include drains and sewers.
Definition of common rat in:
- US English dictionary