English version

hamster

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
hamsterham‧ster /ˈhæmstə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 hamster.jpg HBAa small animal that looks like a mouse with no tail
Examples from the Corpus
hamsterMy brother had a hamster when we were kids.It all started when she saw a hamster in a pet shop and decided to get another to keep him company.I peered in, checking the base of the curtains where a hamster might be lurking.Barking mad Forget familiar classroom pets such as hamsters, gerbils and rabbits.Was there an effective hamster bait?Some hamsters nurse and nurture large litters while also eating one or two to recoup strength.He and I exchanged sharp words when he informed me that the hamster would have to undergo the rabies test.The hamster appears lifeless if disturbed, but returns to normal in about five minutes.
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