sand rat


Definition of sand rat

  1. :  any of various rodents native to sandy or desert areas: such as a :  pocket gopher b :  either of two small nearly naked African mole rats (genus Heterocephalus) c :  any of several African cricetid rodents (genus Psammomys) d :  a southern European rodent (Meriones longifrons) related to the typical gerbils

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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