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English Dictionary: muskrat by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
muskrat
n
  1. the brown fur of a muskrat
    Synonym(s): muskrat, muskrat fur
  2. beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur
    Synonym(s): muskrat, musquash, Ondatra zibethica
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Muskrat \Musk"rat`\, n.
      1. (Zo[94]l.) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent
            ({Fiber zibethicus}). It resembles a rat in color and
            having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the
            bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the
            fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having
            a strong odor of musk. Called also {musquash}, {musk
            beaver}, and {ondatra}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Desman \Des"man\ (d[ecr]s"m[ait]n), n. [Cf. Sw. desman musk.]
      (Zo[94]l.)
      An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia ({Myogale
      moschata}). It is allied to the moles, but is called
      {muskrat} by some English writers. [Written also
      {d[91]sman}.]
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