from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small mice or voles, especially of the North American genus Microtus or the Eurasian genus Apodemus, inhabiting meadows and fields and often causing damage to crops.

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  • noun North America A small vole such as the meadow vole.
  • noun One of several species of mice in genus Apodemus found in Eurasia and Africa.
  • noun One of several species of mice in genus Akodon found in South America.

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

  • noun any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
  • noun any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens


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