Definition of Rice rat

1. Noun. Hardy agile rat of grassy marshes of Mexico and the southeastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Oryzomys Palustris
Generic synonyms: Rat
Group relationships: Genus Oryzomys, Oryzomys



Definition of Rice rat

1. Noun. a rat, ''Oryzomys palustris'', found in rice fields and grassy marshes of Mexico and the southern United States ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rice Rat

rice disease
rice flour
rice growing
rice itch
rice malt
rice milk
rice noodle
rice noodles
rice paddy
rice paper
rice pudding
rice puddings
rice queen
rice rat (current term)
rice rats
rice rocket
rice shell
rice shells
rice vinegar
rice vinegars
rice water
rice weevil
rice weevils
rice wine
rice wines
riceball
ricebird

Literary usage of Rice rat

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1. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"Rice-field Mouse Oryzomys palustris (Harían) Also called Marsh Mouse, rice rat. Description. Similar in general external appearance to a young Norway rat. ..."

2. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"Rice-field Mouse Oryzomys palustris (Harlan) Also called Marsh Mouse, rice rat. Description. Similar in general external appearance to a young Norway rat. ..."

3. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"Rice-field Mouse Oryzomys palustris (Harlan) Also called Marsh Mouse, rice rat. Length. 9.40 inches. Description. Similar in general external appearance to ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... (which is South American and includes the largest species), Sigmodon (typified by the North American rice-rat, ..."

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