desert rat

noun

Definition of desert rat

1 : any of several pale-coated active rodents found in deserts (such as the American kangaroo rat or certain southern African rodents)
2 West : one who has lived much on the desert especially as a prospector

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“Desert rat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desert%20rat. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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