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meadow mouse

  1. any of numerous short-tailed rodents of the genus Microtus and allied genera, chiefly of fields and meadows in the temperate Northern Hemisphere.
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Origin of meadow mouse

First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called meadow vole.
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Examples from the Web for meadow mouse

Historical Examples

  • But let a meadow-mouse so much as move and it drops to the sward in an instant.

    Poachers and Poaching

    John Watson

  • No more does the mole who suffers for the sins of the meadow-mouse.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • The meadow-mouse is very destructive to young trees, under cover of snow.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • Father Meadow-Mouse would every now and then blow his nose and exclaim, "Well, singe my whiskers and twist my tail!"

  • Good Father Meadow-Mouse then covered him up carefully with the very warmest blanket from his own bed.

British Dictionary definitions for meadow mouse

meadow mouse

  1. US another name for vole 1
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