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meadow mouse

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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meadow mouse

noun
1.
(US) another name for vole1
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Encyclopedia Article for meadow mouse

one of the most common and prolific small mammals in North America. Weighing less than 50 grams (1.8 ounces), this stout vole is 15 to 20 cm (5.9 to 7.9 inches) long, including its short tail (3 to 6 cm). The dense, soft fur is chestnut-brown above and gray or grayish buff on the underparts; some individuals are much darker.

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