cloud rat

noun

Definition of cloud rat

: any of several large long-haired mountain-dwelling rats of two Philippine genera (Crateromys and Phloeomys) that may attain a length of 30 inches nearly half of which is made up by the bushy hairy tail

called also bushy-tailed rat

History and Etymology for cloud rat

so called from their mountain habitation

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“Cloud rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloud%20rat. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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