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black rat

noun
1.
an Old World rat, Rattus rattus, now common in the southern U.S., having a black or brown body with grayish or white underparts.
Origin of black rat
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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black rat

noun
1.
a common rat, Rattus rattus: a household pest that has spread from its native Asia to all countries
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