pouched rat


Definition of pouched rat 

: any of several African murid rodents with cheek pouches: such as

a or pouched gopher : pocket gopher

b : kangaroo rat

c : an African rodent of Cricetomys or the related genus Sarcostomus

d : a spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys melanoleucus)

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