American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A common gray or brownish-gray mouse (Mus musculus) that lives in or near buildings and often carries disease. It is frequently used in laboratory experiments.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) the common mouse (Mus musculus).
- n. brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
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