desert rat

Definitions of desert rat
  1. noun
    any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae
    synonyms: Dipodomys phillipsii, kangaroo rat
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    types:
    Dipodomys ordi, Ord kangaroo rat
    most widely distributed kangaroo rat: plains and mountain areas of central and western United States
    type of:
    pocket rat
    any of various rodents with cheek pouches
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