house mouse

house mouse
noun Date: 1835 a common nearly cosmopolitan grayish-brown mouse (Mus musculus) that usually lives and breeds about buildings, may act as a vector of diseases, and is an important laboratory animal

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  • house mouse — a brownish gray Old World mouse, Mus musculus, now common in the U.S. in or near houses. See illus. under mouse. [1825 35] * * * Common mouse species (Mus musculus, family Muridae), the mouse most often encountered in buildings. The house mouse… …   Universalium

  • house mouse — noun brownish grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide • Syn: ↑Mus musculus • Hypernyms: ↑mouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Mus, ↑genus Mus * * * noun : a mouse that frequents houses; …   Useful english dictionary

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  • house mouse — noun The universally common mouse of the species Mus musculus …   Wiktionary

  • house mouse — type of mouse that lives in buildings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • house mouse — noun a greyish brown mouse found abundantly as a scavenger in human dwellings. [Mus musculus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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