an Old World rat, Rattus norvegicus, having a grayish-brown body with whitish underparts and a long, scaly tail, now common in the U.S. in or near homes, barns, wharves, etc.
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Origin of Norway rat
First recorded in 1745–55
Also called brown rat.
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British Dictionary definitions for norway rat
another name for brown rat
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