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alpine mouse-ear

  • noun widespread in the Arctic and on mountains in Europe
    Alpine mouse-ear; Cerastium alpinum.
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american harvest mouse

  • noun any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields
    American harvest mouse.
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arctic mouse-ear

  • noun widespread in the Arctic and on mountains in Europe
    Alpine mouse-ear; Cerastium alpinum.
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cactus mouse

  • noun burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States
    Peromyscus eremicus.
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cat and mouse

  • noun a game for children in which the players form a circle and join hands; they raise their hands to let a player inside the circle or lower their hands to bar a second player who is chasing the first
    cat and rat.
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church mouse

  • noun a fictional mouse created by Lewis Carroll
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computer mouse

  • noun a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad
    mouse.
    • a mouse takes much more room than a trackball
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Cotton mouse

  • noun large dark mouse of southeastern United States
    Peromyscus gossypinus.
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  • (Zool.), a field mouse (Hesperomys gossypinus), injurious to cotton crops.
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Deer mouse

  • noun brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
    Peromyscus maniculatus.
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  • (Zoöl.), the white-footed mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) of America.
Webster 1913

Desert mouse

  • (Zoöl.), an American mouse (Hesperomys eremicus), living in the Western deserts.
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european wood mouse

  • noun nocturnal yellowish-brown mouse inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
    Apodemus sylvaticus.
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Field mouse

  • noun any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
    vole.
  • noun any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
    fieldmouse.
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  • (Zoöl.), a mouse inhabiting fields, as the campagnol and the deer mouse. See Campagnol, and Deer mouse.
Webster 1913

Field mouse, Flying mouse

  • etc. See under Field, Flying, etc.
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field mouse-ear

  • noun densely tufted perennial chickweed of north temperate zone
    field chickweed; Cerastium arvense.
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Flying mouse

  • noun tiny flying phalanger
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  • (Zoöl.), the opossum mouse (Acrobates pygmæus), of Australia. It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying squirrels.
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grasshopper mouse

  • noun insectivorous mouse of western North America
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Harvest mouse

  • noun any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields
    American harvest mouse.
  • noun small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields
    Micromyx minutus.
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  • (Zoöl.), a very small European field mouse (Mus minutus). It builds a globular nest on the stems of wheat and other plants.
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hazel mouse

  • noun a variety of dormouse
    Muscardinus avellanarius.
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hispid pocket mouse

  • noun large stiff-haired rodent of shortgrass prairies of United States
    Perognathus hispidus.
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House mouse

  • noun brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
    Mus musculus.
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  • (Zoöl.), the common mouse (Mus musculus).
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Jumping mouse

  • noun any of several primitive mouselike rodents with long hind legs and no cheek pouches; of woodlands of Eurasia and North America
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  • (Zoöl.), North American mouse (Zapus Hudsonius), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is noted for its jumping powers. Called also kangaroo mouse.
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Kangaroo mouse

  • noun small silky-haired pouched rodent; similar to but smaller than kangaroo rats
    dwarf pocket rat.
  • noun leaping rodent of Australian desert areas
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  • . (Zoöl.) See Jumping mouse, under Jumping.
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marsupial mouse

  • noun any of numerous small sharp-nosed insectivorous marsupials superficially resembling mice or rats
    marsupial rat; marsupial mouse.
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meadow jumping mouse

  • noun widely distributed in northeastern and central United States and Canada
    Zapus hudsonius.
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Meadow mouse

  • noun widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada
    Microtus pennsylvaticus; meadow vole.
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  • (Zoöl.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola, as the common American species A. riparia; called also field mouse, and field vole.
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mexican pocket mouse

  • noun large pocket mouse of Mexico
    Liomys irroratus.
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mickey mouse

  • noun a fictional mouse created in animated film strips by Walt Disney
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mighty mouse

  • noun a fictional mouse endowed with great strength and courage
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minnie mouse

  • noun the partner of Mickey Mouse
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Mouse bird

  • (Zoöl.), a coly.
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mouse button

  • noun a push button on the mouse
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mouse click

  • noun depression of a button on a computer mouse
    click.
    • a click on the right button for example
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Mouse deer

  • noun very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
    chevrotain.
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  • (Zoöl.), a chevrotain, as the kanchil.
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mouse ear

  • noun small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers
    forget-me-not; Myosotis scorpiodes.
  • noun any of various plants related to the common chickweed
    mouse eared chickweed; clammy chickweed; mouse ear; chickweed.
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mouse eared chickweed

  • noun any of various plants related to the common chickweed
    mouse eared chickweed; clammy chickweed; mouse ear; chickweed.
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Mouse galago

  • (Zoöl.), a very small West American galago (Galago murinus). In color and size it resembles a mouse. It has a bushy tail like that of a squirrel.
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mouse hare

  • noun small short-eared burrowing mammal of rocky uplands of Asia and western North America
    rock rabbit; cony; pika; coney.
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Mouse hawk

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) A hawk that devours mice . (b) The hawk owl; called also mouse owl.
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Mouse lemur

  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of very small lemurs of the genus Chirogaleus, found in Madagascar.
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mouse mat

  • noun a small portable pad that provides traction for the ball of a computer mouse
    mousepad.
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mouse nest

  • noun where mice bear and raise their young
    mouse nest.
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Mouse piece

  • (Cookery), the piece of beef cut from the part next below the round or from the lower part of the latter; called also mouse buttock.
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mouse's nest

  • noun where mice bear and raise their young
    mouse nest.
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mouse-colored

  • adjective satellite of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse
    mousy; mousey; mouselike.
    • a mousy brownish-grey color
    • mousy hair
    • mouse-colored hair
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mouse-ear

Mouse"-ear` noun
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  1. (Bot.) (a) The forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris) and other species of the same genus. (b) A European species of hawkweed (Hieracium Pilosella).
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mouse-ear chickweed

  • noun any of various plants related to the common chickweed
    mouse eared chickweed; clammy chickweed; mouse ear; chickweed.
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mouse-ear cress

  • noun a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
    Arabidopsis thaliana.
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mouse-ear hawkweed

  • noun European hawkweed having soft hairy leaves; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium
    Hieracium pilocella; Pilosella officinarum.
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mouse-eared

  • adjective satellite having ears like a mouse's
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mouse-eared bat

  • noun a carnivorous bat with ears like a mouse
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mouse-sized

  • adjective satellite having the approximate size of a mouse
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mouse-tooth forceps

  • noun a type of forceps
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new world mouse

  • noun a variety of rodent
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nude mouse

  • noun a mouse with a genetic defect that prevents them from growing hair and also prevents them from immunologically rejecting human cells and tissues; widely used in preclinical trials
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Opossum mouse

  • . (Zoöl.) See Flying mouse, under Flying.
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Pine mouse

  • noun short-tailed glossy-furred burrowing vole of the eastern United States
    pine vole; Pitymys pinetorum.
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  • (Zoöl.), an American wild mouse (Arvicola pinetorum), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine forests.
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plains pocket mouse

  • noun small rodent of open areas of United States plains states
    Perognathus flavescens.
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Pocket mouse

  • noun any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
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  • (Zoöl.), any species of American mice of the family Saccomyidæ. They have external cheek pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc.
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Pouched mouse

  • noun any of numerous small sharp-nosed insectivorous marsupials superficially resembling mice or rats
    marsupial rat; marsupial mouse.
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  • . (Zoöl.) See Pocket mouse, under Pocket.
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pygmy mouse

  • noun very small dark greyish brown mouse resembling a house mouse; of Texas and Mexico
    Baiomys taylori.
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red-backed mouse

  • noun any of several voles of mountainous regions of Eurasia and America
    redback vole.
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Rice mouse

  • (Zoöl.), a large dark-colored field mouse (Calomys palistris) of the Southern United States.
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Sable mouse

  • (Zoöl.), the lemming.
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Sand mouse

  • (Zoöl.), the dunlin. Prov. Eng.
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sea mouse

  • noun any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
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Sea" mouse`
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  1. (Zoöl.) (a) A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to Aphrodite and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike setæ on the sides. (b) The dunlin.
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silky pocket mouse

  • noun small pale yellowish soft-furred rodent of southwestern United States and Mexico
    Perognathus flavus.
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Snow mouse

  • (Zoöl.), a European vole (Arvicola nivalis) which inhabits the Alps and other high mountains.
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Tree mouse

  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of African mice of the subfamily Dendromyinæ. They have long claws and habitually live in trees.
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vesper mouse

  • noun American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
    Peromyscus leucopus; vesper mouse.
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Wandering mouse

  • (Zoöl.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See Illust. of Mouse.
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water mouse

Wa"ter mouse`
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  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of mice belonging to the genus Hydromys, native of Australia and Tasmania. Their hind legs are strong and their toes partially webbed. They live on the borders of streams, and swim well. They are remarkable as being the only rodents found in Australia.
Webster 1913

White mouse

  • (Zoöl.), the albino variety of the common mouse.
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white-footed mouse

  • noun American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
    Peromyscus leucopus; vesper mouse.
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wood mouse

  • noun any of various New World woodland mice
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