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noun
a brownish-gray Old World mouse, Mus musculus, now common in the U.S. in or near houses.
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Origin of house mouse

First recorded in 1825–35
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house mouse

noun
any of various greyish mice of the Old World genus Mus, esp M. musculus, a common household pest in most parts of the world: family Muridae
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