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hampster (plural hampsters)

  1. Alternative form of hamster
    • 1856, Henri Milne-Edwards, William Coulson, James Webster, A Manual of Surgical Anatomy (page 157)
      The rabbit forms its warren, and the beaver its well-known habitation. The hampster (Fig. 101), a small rodent analogous to the rat, met with in the plains, from Alsace to Siberia, and which is so injurious to agriculture, constructs a dwelling with two issues or exits []