Sewellel
Sewellel Se*wel"lel, n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent ({Haplodon rufus}), native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a rudimentary tail. Its head is broad, its eyes are small and its fur is brownish above, gray beneath. It constitutes the family {Haplodontid[ae]}. Called also {boomer}, {showt'l}, and {mountain beaver}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sewellel — (Haplodon Wagl.), Nagethiergattung aus der Familie der Wühlmäuse, mit kurzem, dickem Leibe, flachem, breitem Kopfe, etwas gebogener Nase, kleinen Augen, kurzen, abgerundeten Ohren, keinen Backentaschen, starken, nicht gefurchten Schneide u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sewellel — aplodontas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Aplodontia rufa angl. mountain beaver; sewellel vok. Stummelschwanzhörnchen rus. аплодонтия; горный бобр pranc. castor de montagne ryšiai: platesnis terminas …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sewellel — /seuh wel euhl/, n. See mountain beaver. [1806, Amer.; < Lower Chinook š walál robe of mountain beaver skins, understood as the animal itself] * * * …   Universalium

  • sewellel — noun The mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa) …   Wiktionary

  • sewellel — [sɪ wɛləl] noun another term for mountain beaver. Origin C19: from Chinook Jargon šwalál robe of mountain beaver skin …   English new terms dictionary

  • sewellel — se·wel·lel …   English syllables

  • sewellel — noun bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America; the most primitive living rodent • Syn: ↑mountain beaver, ↑Aplodontia rufa • Hypernyms: ↑rodent, ↑gnawer • Member Holonyms: ↑Aplodontia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • boomer — Sewellel Se*wel lel, n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent ({Haplodon rufus}), native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haplodon rufus — Sewellel Se*wel lel, n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent ({Haplodon rufus}), native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain beaver — Sewellel Se*wel lel, n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent ({Haplodon rufus}), native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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