spiny rat

noun

Definition of spiny rat

1 : any of various South or Central American rats of Echimys and closely related genera having more or less bristly fur

called also hedgehog rat, porcupine rat

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“Spiny rat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny%20rat. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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