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  • n. A species of the sub-family Murinae (Old World rats and mice).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a very small European field mouse (Mus minutus). It builds a globular nest on the stems of wheat and other plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very small murine rodent or mouse, Mus minutus, abundant in Europe, nesting in grain, and therefore specially observable in harvest-time. It is one of the very smallest of mice, being about 2ΒΌ inches in length, with a tail nearly as long.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields
  • n. any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields

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