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mountain beaver

noun
1.
a small, burrowing rodent, Aplodontia rufa, of the Pacific coastal region of North America, considered the most primitive living rodent.
Also called sewellel.
Origin of mountain beaver
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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