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Noun: packrat
  1. A collector of miscellaneous useless objects
     
  2. Any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
    - pack rat, trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea
Noun: pack rat  pak rat
  1. Someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    - magpie, scavenger

Derived forms: pack rats, packrats

Type of: aggregator, collector, hoarder, wood rat, wood-rat

Part of: genus Neotoma, Neotoma

Encyclopedia: Packrat

Pack rat