Definition of bamboo rat in English:

bamboo rat


  • A large nocturnal burrowing rat that feeds chiefly on the roots of bamboo and other plants, found in the forests of SE Asia.

    Genus Rhyzomys, family Muridae: several species

    • ‘But at the time and rightly for 1986, it had only been seen in the bamboo rat in southern Asia and in some Arabian whale.’
    • ‘There are masked palm civets, bamboo rats, hog nosed badgers, boars, barking deer and giant flying squirrels, as well as cats and dogs.’