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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a collector of miscellaneous useless objects;

2. any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects;
[syn: packrat, pack rat, trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

packrat \packrat\, pack rat \pack rat\n. 1. Any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America, especially Neotoma cinerea, which hoard food and other objects in their nests. Syn: trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A person who habitually saves items, even those unlikely to be useful. [Informal] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

packrat n 1: a collector of miscellaneous useless objects 2: any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects [syn: packrat, pack rat, trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea]