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mountain beaver Syllabification: moun·tain bea·ver

Definition of mountain beaver in English:


A burrowing forest-dwelling rodent occurring only in western North America, from British Columbia to California. Also called sewellel.
  • Aplodontia rufa, the only member of the family Aplodontidae
Example sentences
  • This legislation would have allowed the use of traps on moles, gophers and mountain beavers, and provided additional protections for livestock.
  • A few years ago, after clearing a slope obscured by fallen trees and nettles for use as a rhododendron glen, they discovered mountain beavers.
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