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  • n. Any of several species of rodent in the genus Neotoma, but most commonly the bushy-tailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea).
  • n. One who tends to acquire various objects; one who collects, accumulates or has trouble throwing things away.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America, especially Neotoma cinerea, which hoard food and other objects in their nests.
  • n. A person who habitually saves items, even those unlikely to be useful.

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

  • n. any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
  • n. someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
  • n. a collector of miscellaneous useless objects
  • n. any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects

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