kangaroo rat

noun
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of kangaroo rat

: any of a genus (Dipodomys) of nocturnal burrowing rodents of arid parts of western North America that travel by hopping on their long hind legs and have a long tail and fur-lined cheek pouches

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1867

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