noun, plural musk·rats, (especially collectively) musk·rat.
Origin of muskrat
Examples from the Web for muskrat
Contemporary Examples of muskrat
Even in one of the earliest books, the Muskrat philosopher ends up seeing the point of things.Tove Jansson, Queen of the Moomins
August 9, 2014
Historical Examples of muskrat
This little creature has habits not unlike those of the muskrat.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
Yes, I know all your traps, of all the sizes you use, from muskrat up to bear!The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
As the muskrat placed the mud on the turtle's shell he died.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
Ictinike wished to do just as Muskrat had done, but he was unable.
Moreover, the muskrat would have the advantage of being on familiar ground.Followers of the Trail
noun plural -rats or -rat
Word Origin for muskrat
also musk-rat, 1610s, alteration (by association with musk and rat) of musquash, from Algonquian (probably Powhatan) muscascus, literally "it is red," so called for its colorings. From cognate Abenaki muskwessu comes variant form musquash (1620s).