Definition of common rat in English:

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common rat

noun

Another term for brown rat.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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