Meadow mouse
Meadow Mead"ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. ``Fat meadow ground.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]

{Meadow beauty}. (Bot.) Same as {Deergrass}.

{Meadow foxtail} (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass ({Alopecurus pratensis}) resembling timothy, but with softer spikes.

{Meadow hay}, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]

{Meadow hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American bittern. See {Stake-driver}. (b) The American coot ({Fulica}). (c) The clapper rail.

{Meadow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus {Arvicola}, as the common American species {Arvicola riparia}; -- called also {field mouse}, and {field vole}.

{Meadow mussel} (Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.

{Meadow ore} (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.

{Meadow parsnip}. (Bot.) See under {Parsnip}.

{Meadow pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.

{Meadow pipit} (Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus {Anthus}, as {Anthus pratensis}, of Europe.

{Meadow rue} (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus {Thalictrum}, having compound leaves and numerous white flowers. There are many species.

{Meadow saffron}. (Bot.) See under {Saffron}.

{Meadow sage}. (Bot.) See under {Sage}.

{Meadow saxifrage} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe ({Silaus pratensis}), somewhat resembling fennel.

{Meadow snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe. [1913 Webster]


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  • meadow mouse — n. FIELD MOUSE …   English World dictionary

  • meadow mouse — pensilvaninis pelėnas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Microtus pennsylvanicus angl. eastern meadow mouse; meadow mouse vok. Wiesen Wühlmaus rus. пенсильванская полёвка pranc. campagnol de Pennsylvanie …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • meadow mouse — Vole Vole, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of micelike rodents belonging to {Arvicola} and allied genera of the subfamily {Arvicolin[ae]}. They have a thick head, short ears, and a short hairy tail. [1913 Webster] Note: The water vole,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow mouse — Campagnol Cam pa gnol , n. [F., fr. campagne field.] (Zo[ o]l.) A mouse ({Arvicala agrestis}), called also {meadow mouse}, which often does great damage in fields and gardens, by feeding on roots and seeds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow mouse — noun widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada • Syn: ↑meadow vole, ↑Microtus pennsylvaticus • Hypernyms: ↑vole, ↑field mouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Microtus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • meadow mouse — noun see meadow vole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meadow mouse — any of numerous short tailed rodents of the genus Microtus and allied genera, chiefly of fields and meadows in the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Also called meadow vole. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • meadow mouse — mead′ow mouse n. mam any of numerous short tailed rodents, esp. of the genus Microtus, chiefly of fields and meadows • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • meadow mouse — vole …   Medical dictionary

  • The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse — infobox Book name = The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse author = Thornton W. Burgess illustrator = Harrison Cady genre = Children s fiction publisher = Dover Publications, Inc. pub date = 1915 isbn = ISBN 0486275655 The Adventures of Danny… …   Wikipedia

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