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Noun: bushytail woodrat
  1. Any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects
    - packrat, pack rat, trade rat, Neotoma cinerea
Noun: eastern woodrat
  1. Large greyish-brown wood rat of the southeastern United States
    - Neotoma floridana
Noun: dusky-footed woodrat
  1. Host to Lyme disease tick (Ixodes pacificus) in northern California
    - Neotoma fuscipes
Noun: wood-rat
  1. 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)
    - wood rat

Derived forms: wood-rats, wood rats

Type of: gnawer, rodent

Part of: Cricetidae, family Cricetidae, genus Neotoma, Neotoma

Encyclopedia: Eastern woodrat

Dusky-footed woodrat