Hamster

Noun

  • Other rodents of similar appearance, such as the maned hamster or crested hamster, Lophiomys imhausi, mouse-like hamsters of genus Calomyscus, and the white-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus).
  • especially, the golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, and the dwarf hamsters of genus Phodopus, often kept as a pets and used in scientific research.
  • Any of various Old-World rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.

    "It is the cutest sight to see a hamster stuff his puffy cheeks with food; where is it going to store it?"

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