sand rat

noun

Definition of sand rat 

: 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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