wood rat

noun
pack rat ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1750–60

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wood rat
 
n
another name for pack rat

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Example sentences
Those piles of sticks you see, some several feet high, are wood rat nests.
At the base of rocks you may find a wood rat nest built with spiny yucca leaves for protection.
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