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packrat

Definitions of packrat
  1. noun
    a collector of miscellaneous useless objects
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    type of:
    aggregator, collector
    a person who collects things
  2. noun
    any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
    synonyms: Neotoma cinerea, bushytail woodrat, pack rat, trade rat
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    types:
    Neotoma fuscipes, dusky-footed woodrat
    host to Lyme disease tick (Ixodes pacificus) in northern California
    type of:
    wood rat, wood-rat
    any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
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