water rat

Definitions of water rat
  1. noun
    common large Eurasian vole
    synonyms: Arvicola amphibius, water vole
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    type of:
    field mouse, vole
    any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
  2. noun
    any of various amphibious rats
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    beaver rat
    amphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea
    type of:
    gnawer, rodent
    relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
  3. noun
    a person who enjoys being in or on the water
    synonyms: water dog
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    type of:
    crewman, sailor
    any member of a ship's crew
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