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, or water rat, of Europe ({Arvicola amphibius}) is a common large aquatic species. The short-tailed field vole ({Arvicola agrestis}) of Northern and Central Europe, and Asia, the Southern field vole ({Arvicola arvalis}), and the Siberian root vole ({Arvicola [oe]conomus}), are important European species. The common species of the Eastern United States ({Arvicola riparius}) (called also {meadow mouse}) and the prairie mouse ({Arvicola austerus}) are abundant, and often injurious to vegetation. Other species are found in Canada. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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