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Norway rat

noun
1.
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.
Also called brown rat.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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Norway rat

noun
1.
another name for brown rat
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