Definitions of hamster
  1. noun
    short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches
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    Cricetus cricetus, Eurasian hamster
    a variety of hamster common to Europe and Asia
    Mesocricetus auratus, Syrian hamster, golden hamster
    small light-colored hamster often kept as a pet
    type of:
    gnawer, rodent
    relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
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