- A small, short-tailed European rodent, Cricetus frumentarius, often kept as a pet. It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations.
Etymology: German Hamster
- It is the cutest sight to see a stuff his puffy cheeks with food; where is he going to store it?
- (context, zoology) Any of various Old-world rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.
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