rajah rat

noun

Definition of rajah rat

: a reddish often spiny rat (Rattus rajah) occurring in numerous races that are widely distributed in southeastern Asia and the East Indies

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History and Etymology for rajah rat

New Latin rajah (specific epithet of Rattus rajah), from English rajah

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“Rajah rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rajah%20rat. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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