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Coypu vs. Rat

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Coypunoun

A large, crepuscular, semiaquatic rodent (Myocastor coypus) resembling a large rat, having bright orange-yellow incisors, native to South America and introduced to Europe, Asia and North America, valued for its fur in eastern Europe and central Asia and considered a pest elsewhere.

Ratnoun

(zoology) A medium-sized rodent belonging to the genus Rattus.

Coypunoun

A South American rodent (Myopotamus coypus), allied to the beaver. It produces a valuable fur called nutria.

Ratnoun

(informal) A term indiscriminately applied to numerous members of several rodent families (e.g. voles and mice) having bodies longer than about 12 cm, or 5 inches.

Coypunoun

aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur

Ratnoun

(informal) A person who is known for betrayal; a scoundrel; a quisling.

‘What a rat, leaving us stranded here!’;

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Coypu

The coypu (from Spanish coipú, from Mapudungun koypu; Myocastor coypus), also known as the nutria, is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent. Classified for a long time as the only member of the family Myocastoridae, Myocastor is now included within Echimyidae, the family of the spiny rats.

Ratnoun

(informal) An informant or snitch.

Ratnoun

(slang) A person who routinely spends time at a particular location.

‘Our teenager has become a mall rat.’; ‘He loved hockey and was a devoted rink rat.’;

Ratnoun

Scab.

Ratnoun

Vagina.

‘Get your rat out.’;

Ratnoun

A wad of shed hair used as part of a hairstyle.

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Ratnoun

(regional) A scratch or a score.

Ratnoun

A place in the sea with rapid currents and crags where a ship is likely to be torn apart in stormy weather.

Ratverb

(usually with “on” or “out”) To betray someone and tell their secret to an authority or an enemy; to turn someone in, bewray.

‘He ratted on his coworker.’; ‘He is going to rat us out!’;

Ratverb

(of a dog, etc.) To kill rats.

Ratverb

(regional) To scratch or score.

Ratverb

To tear, rip, rend.

‘Ratted to shreds.’;

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Ratnoun

One of several species of small rodents of the genus Rattus (formerly included in Mus) and allied genera, of the family Muridae, distinguished from mice primarily by being larger. They infest houses, stores, and ships, especially the Norway rat, also called brown rat, (Rattus norvegicus formerly Mus decumanus), the black rat (Rattus rattus formerly Mus rattus), and the roof rat (formerly Mus Alexandrinus, now included in Rattus rattus). These were introduced into America from the Old World. The white rat used most commonly in laboratories is primarily a strain derived from Rattus rattus.

Ratnoun

A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material, used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their natural hair.

Ratnoun

One who deserts his party or associates; hence, in the trades, one who works for lower wages than those prescribed by a trades union.

Ratverb

In English politics, to desert one's party from interested motives; to forsake one's associates for one's own advantage; in the trades, to work for less wages, or on other conditions, than those established by a trades union.

‘Coleridge . . . incurred the reproach of having ratted, solely by his inability to follow the friends of his early days.’;

Ratverb

To catch or kill rats.

Ratverb

To be an informer (against an associate); to inform (on an associate); to squeal; - used commonly in the phrase to rat on.

Ratnoun

any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

Ratnoun

someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

Ratnoun

a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;

‘only a rotter would do that’; ‘kill the rat’; ‘throw the bum out’; ‘you cowardly little pukes!’; ‘the British call a contemptible person a `git'’;

Ratnoun

one who reveals confidential information in return for money

Ratnoun

a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure

Ratverb

desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

Ratverb

employ scabs or strike breakers in

Ratverb

take the place of work of someone on strike

Ratverb

give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat

Ratverb

catch rats, especially with dogs

Ratverb

give away information about somebody;

‘He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam’;

Ratnoun

a rodent that resembles a large mouse, typically having a pointed snout and a long tail. Some kinds have become cosmopolitan and are sometimes responsible for transmitting diseases.

Ratnoun

a despicable person, especially a man who has been deceitful or disloyal

‘her rat of a husband cheated on her’;

Ratnoun

an informer

‘he became the most famous rat in mob history’;

Ratnoun

a person who is associated with or frequents a specified place

‘LA mall rats’;

Ratnoun

a pad used to give shape and fullness to a woman's hair.

Ratinterjection

used to express mild annoyance or irritation.

Ratverb

hunt or kill rats

‘ratting is second nature to a Jack Russell’;

Ratverb

desert one's party, side, or cause

‘many of the clans rallied to his support, others ratted and joined the King's forces’;

Ratverb

shape (hair) with a rat.

Rat

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Species of rats are found throughout the order Rodentia, but stereotypical rats are found in the genus Rattus.

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