Meaning of muskrat in English:



  • 1A large semiaquatic North American rodent with a musky smell, valued for its fur.

    Ondatra zibethicus, family Muridae

    • ‘Other animals that may carry and transmit the disease include beavers, muskrats, water and field voles, water and wood rats, squirrels, and lemmings.’
    • ‘With his hunting experience, he introduced trapping lures for mink, muskrats, fox, beaver, bobcats, coyotes and wolves.’
    • ‘Look for tracks of muskrats, minks, beavers, and river otters in the mud.’
    • ‘Their diet consists mainly of fish, but they also eat insects, frogs, and occasionally small mammals such as muskrats.’
    • ‘The region teemed with muskrat, beaver, wolverine, otter, wolf, fox and bear.’
    1. 1.1mass noun The fur of the muskrat.