HyperDic: rodent

English > 1 sense of the word rodent:
NOUNanimalrodent, gnawerrelatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
rodent > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > rodent: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningrelatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing.
Member ofRodentia, order Rodentiasmall gnawing animals
NarrowerNew World mouseA variety of rodent
abrocome, chinchilla rat, rat chinchillaratlike rodent with soft fur and large ears of the Andes
agouti, Dasyprocta agutiagile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies
beaverlarge semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail
capybara, capibara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaerispig-sized tailless South American amphibious rodent with partly webbed feet
cavyshort-tailed rough-haired South American rodent
chinchilla, Chinchilla lanigersmall rodent with soft pearly grey fur
cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidusdestructive long-haired burrowing rat of southern North America and Central America
coypu, nutria, Myocastor coypusaquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver
dormousesmall furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather
gerbil, gerbillesmall Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
hamstershort-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches
jerboamouselike jumping rodent
jumping mouseAny of several primitive mouselike rodents with long hind legs and no cheek pouches
lemmingAny of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
mara, Dolichotis patagonumHare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina
marmotStocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere
mole ratAfrican rodent resembling a mole in habits and appearance
mole ratfurry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance
mountain beaver, sewellel, Aplodontia rufabulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America
mountain chinchilla, mountain viscachaA rodent native to the mountains of Chile and Peru and now bred in captivity
mountain pacarodent of mountains of western South America
mouseAny of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
murineA rodent that is a member of the family Muridae
muskrat, musquash, Ondatra zibethicaBeaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur
paca, Cuniculus pacalarge burrowing rodent of South America and Central America
porcupine, hedgehogrelatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
prairie dog, prairie marmotAny of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry
ratAny of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger / larger than a mouse
round-tailed muskrat, Florida water rat, Neofiber alleniOf Florida wetlands
sand ratsmall nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas
squirrelA kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
viscacha, chinchillon, Lagostomus maximusgregarious burrowing rodent larger / larger than the chinchillas
water ratAny of various amphibious rats
wood rat, wood-ratAny of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears
Broaderplacental, placental mammal, eutherian, eutherian mammalmammals having a placenta
Spanishgnawer, rodentia, roedores, roedor

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