a tropical African cavy-like hystricomorph rodent, Thryonomys swinderianus, that lives in swampy regions: family Thryonomyidae: Also called (in W Africa): cutting grass
a similar but smaller species, T. gregorianus
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How to use cane rat in a sentence
Large rodents, like the porcupine and cane rat, are numerous.