Definition of Ondatra in US English:

Ondatra

noun

  • Originally: †the muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus (obsolete). In later use: the monotypic genus containing the muskrat.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Oliver Goldsmith (?1728–1774), author. From French ondatra, apparently from a Huron word.

Pronunciation

Ondatra

/ɒnˈdatrə/