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Meaning of muskrat

musk•rat

Pronunciation: (musk'rat"), [key]
— pl. -rats, -rat.
  1. a large, aquatic, North American rodent, Ondatra zibethica, having a musky odor.
  2. its thick, light-brown fur, used for coats, for hats, as a trimming, etc.
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