Sentence Examples


  • PACA, the Brazilian name for a large, heavily-built, shorttailed rodent mammal, easily recognized by its spotted fur.
  • COYPU, the native name of a large South American aquatic rodent mammal, known very generally among European residents in the country as nutria (the Spanish word for otter) and scientifically as Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypu.
  • Those of any other burrowing mammal, the retina being reduced to a mass of simple cells, and the cornea and sclerotic ("white") to a pearshaped fibrous capsule enclosing a ball of pigment.
  • LEMMING, the native name of a small Scandinavian rodent mammal Lemmus norvegicus (or L.
  • The common use of the word animal as the equivalent of mammal, as opposed to bird or reptile or fish, is erroneous.