pine mouse


noun

any of a widespread genus of voles, Pitymys, having small ears and a short tail; especially the American forest-dwelling mouse P. pinetorum.

Nearby words

  1. pine family,
  2. pine finch,
  3. pine grosbeak,
  4. pine leaf aphid,
  5. pine marten,
  6. pine needle,
  7. pine nut,
  8. pine siskin,
  9. pine snake,
  10. pine straw

Origin of pine mouse

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Also called pine vole.

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