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Perhaps so called for its musky odour and because it resembles a rat, or perhaps called by an Algonquian name like the Abenaki moskwas, with the spelling altered under the influence of the English words musk and rat.



muskrat ‎(plural muskrats)

  1. A large aquatic rodent (Ondatra zibethicus).
  2. Any of several species of shrews in the family Soricidae, especially the Asian house shrew, Suncus murinus

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