Definition of moonrat in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnrat


  • A shy insectivorous mammal of the hedgehog family, with a long snout and rat-like appearance, native to SE Asia and China. Also called gymnure.
    • Subfamily Galericinae, family Erinaceidae: several genera and species, in particular Echinosorex gymnurus
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    • Moist forests, mangrove swamps, and wet farmlands are the typical habitats of Malayan moonrats.
    • Both hedgehogs and moonrats are geared strictly for eating insects and other small invertebrates, especially earthworms.
    • The moonrat is notorious for its characteristic onion or rotten-garlic odor.

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