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Bamboo rat
2006-12-13 15:27:37

The bamboo rats are four species of rodents of the subfamily Rhizomyinae. They are the sole living representatives of the tribe Rhizomyini. All are found in the eastern half of Asia. Bamboo rats vary in size. The Lesser Bamboo Rat is typically 5.09 to 9.84 in (15 to 25 cm long), and weighs from 17.64 to 26.46 oz (500 to 750 g). The Sumatra Bamboo Rat, which can reach lengths of nearly...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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