Muskrat

Definition of Muskrat

Musk´rat`
n.1.(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.
2.(Zool.) The musk shrew.
3.(Zool.) The desman.

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fur, hudson seal, pelt
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