Definition of swamp rat in English:

swamp rat

Line breaks: swamp rat

noun

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
More 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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day setose
Pronunciation: ˈsiːtəʊs
adjective
bearing bristles or setae; bristly