Alexandrine rat

noun

Definition of Alexandrine rat

: roof rat

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First Known Use of Alexandrine rat

circa 1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alexandrine rat

Alexandrine ; from its original habitat; translation of New Latin rattus alexandrinus

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“Alexandrine rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alexandrine%20rat. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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