Definition of swamp rat in English:

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swamp rat


An African rodent that frequents dense vegetation on swampy ground.
  • Three genera in the family Muridae, in particular the vole-like Otomys (also called vlei rat) and the slender Malacomys: several species.
Example sentences
  • A rat is a rat, unless it's a swamp rat, in which case it's called a nutria.
  • Let us now address the swamp rat, which goes by the name of Nutria.

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