from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common indigenous rodent quadruped, Sigmodon hispidus, of the family Muridæ and subfamily Murinæ, found in the cotton-fields and other lowlands of the southern United States. It superficially resembles the common Norway rat, but is only about two thirds as large. See Sigmodon.

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  • noun destructive long-haired burrowing rat of southern North America and Central America


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