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rice rat

noun
1.
any rat of the genus Oryzomys, having an exceptionally long tail, especially O. palustris, inhabiting rice fields and marshes of the southern U.S., Mexico, and Central America.
Origin of rice rat
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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