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Definitions for Muskrat
ˈmʌskˌrætMuskrat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. muskrat, muskrat fur(noun)

    the brown fur of a muskrat

  2. muskrat, musquash, Ondatra zibethica(noun)

    beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur

GCIDE

  1. Muskrat(n.)

    (Zool.) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Ondatra zibethica formerly Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the hind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, ondatra, and sometimes water rat.

Wiktionary

  1. muskrat(Noun)

    A large aquatic rodent; Ondatra zibethicus.

    Etymology: Perhaps so called for its musky odour and because it resembles a rat, or perhaps called by an Algonquian name like the Abenaki moskwas, with the spelling altered under the influence of the English words musk and rat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muskrat(noun)

    a North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, and ondatra

  2. Muskrat(noun)

    the musk shrew

  3. Muskrat(noun)

    the desman

Freebase

  1. Muskrat

    The muskrat, the only species in genus Ondatra and tribe Ondatrini, is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to North America, and introduced in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America. The muskrat is found in wetlands over a wide range of climates and habitats. It has important effects on the ecology of wetlands and is a resource of food and fur for humans. It is an introduced species in some of its present range. The muskrat is the largest species in the subfamily Arvicolinae, which includes 142 other species of rodents, mostly voles and lemmings. Muskrats are referred to as "rats" in a general sense because they are medium-sized rodents with an adaptable lifestyle and an omnivorous diet. They are not, however, so-called "true rats", that is, members of the genus Rattus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Muskrat in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Muskrat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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