dassie rat

noun

Definition of dassie rat

: a sand-colored diurnal hystricomorph rodent (genus Petromus or Petromys) of southern African uplands having long silky fur, a bushy tail, and a head suggesting that of a squirrel

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“Dassie rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dassie%20rat. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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