Definition of muskrat in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskrat


  • 1A large semiaquatic North American rodent with a musky smell, valued for its fur.
    • Ondatra zibethicus, family Muridae
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    • Other animals that may carry and transmit the disease include beavers, muskrats, water and field voles, water and wood rats, squirrels, and lemmings.
    • With his hunting experience, he introduced trapping lures for mink, muskrats, fox, beaver, bobcats, coyotes and wolves.
    • Look for tracks of muskrats, minks, beavers, and river otters in the mud.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The fur of the muskrat.

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