from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- n. The universally common mouse of the species Mus musculus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the common mouse (Mus musculus).
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- n. brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
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The effective population size of the prolific house mouse has been estimated at between 450,000 and 810,000 Keightley, P.