ondatra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an Iroquoian language, perhaps Wyandot.[1]

Noun[edit]

ondatra ‎(plural ondatras)

  1. (chiefly US) The muskrat.
    • 1852, The Swiss Family Robinson, a translation of Johann David Wyss' German Der Schweizerische Robinson, chapter 39:
      The first was the musk-beaver, not much different from the ondatra, excepting in the formation of his snout.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1910, Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, part 2

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

ondatra f

  1. muskrat