from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an aquatic ratlike quadruped of Tasmania (Hydromys chrysogaster).
  • n. See under Beaver and Coast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name in Australia of the murine rodents of the family Muridæ and genus Hydromys (which see).
  • n. A name of the ondatra, muskrat, or musquash of North America, Fiber zibethicus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. amphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea


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