Hampster vs. Hamster - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Hampster

    Hamsters are rodents (order Rodentia) belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae, which contains about 25 species classified in six or seven genera. They have become established as popular small house pets, but, because they are easy to breed in captivity, hamsters are also often used as laboratory animals. Hamsters are more crepuscular than nocturnal and, in the wild, remain underground during the day to avoid being caught by predators. They feed primarily on seeds, fruits, and vegetation, and will occasionally eat burrowing insects. As one of their more prominent characteristics, they have elongated cheek pouches extending to their shoulders, which they use to carry food back to their burrows.

  • Hamster

    Hamsters are rodents (order Rodentia) belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae, which contains about 25 species classified in six or seven genera. They have become established as popular small house pets, but, because they are easy to breed in captivity, hamsters are also often used as laboratory animals. Hamsters are more crepuscular than nocturnal and, in the wild, remain underground during the day to avoid being caught by predators. They feed primarily on seeds, fruits, and vegetation, and will occasionally eat burrowing insects. As one of their more prominent characteristics, they have elongated cheek pouches extending to their shoulders, which they use to carry food back to their burrows.

Wiktionary

  • Hampster (noun)

    alternative form of hamster

  • Hamster (noun)

    Any of various Old-World rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.

    "It is the cutest sight to see a hamster stuff his puffy cheeks with food; where is it going to store it?"

  • Hamster (noun)

    Other rodents of similar appearance, such as the maned hamster or crested hamster, ver=161128, mouse-like hamsters of genus ver=161128, and the white-tailed rat (ver=161128).

Webster Dictionary

  • Hamster (noun)

    A small European rodent (Cricetus frumentarius). It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations. Hamsters are commonly kept as a pets.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Hamster (noun)

    short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches

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