round-tailed muskrat


Definition of round-tailed muskrat

: a large swamp-living vole (Neofiber alleni) of Florida resembling a small muskrat but having the tail cylindrical and tapering instead of keeled

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First Known Use of round-tailed muskrat

1907, in the meaning defined above

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