Definition of Roof rat

1. Noun. Common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide.

Exact synonyms: Black Rat, Rattus Rattus
Generic synonyms: Rat
Group relationships: Genus Rattus, Rattus



Definition of Roof rat

1. Noun. An alternative term for the black rat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roof Rat

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Literary usage of Roof rat

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1. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The black rat and the roof rat differ from each other mostly in color, ... The brown rat is more prolific than either the roof rat or the black rat. ..."

2. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"This great variety of food explains the ease with which rats maintain themselves in almost any environment. Habits.—The roof rat (Mus ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"The black rat and the roof rat differ from each other mostly in cdor, ... The brown rat is more prolific than '-ither the roof rat or the black rat. ..."

4. Vincent d'Indy, sa vie et son �uvre by Milton Joseph Rosenau, Louis Borgex (1913)
"The black rat and the roof rat differ from each other mostly in color, ... The brown rat is more prolific than either the roof rat or the black rat. ..."

5. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"... so that it is now rare, with the exception of a well-marked variety—the roof rat—which is well established in the Southern States. Description. ..."

6. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"... so that it is now rare, with the exception of a well-marked variety—the roof rat—which is well established in the Southern States. ..."

7. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"... so that it is now rare, with the exception of a well-marked variety—the roof rat—which is well established in the Southern States. ..."

8. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"Less common are the black rat, Rattus rattus rattus, and the roof rat, Rattus rattus alexandrinus. The latter two are somewhat smaller than the former, ..."

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