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dormouse

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noun, dor·mouse \ˈdȯr-ˌmau̇s\

Simple Definition of dormouse

  • : a European animal that looks like a small squirrel

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dormouse

plural dormice play \-ˌmīs\

  1. :  any of numerous small Old World rodents (especially family Myoxidae) that are intermediate in form and behavior between mice and squirrels


DORMOUSE Defined for Kids

dormouse

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noun dor·mouse \ˈdȯr-ˌmau̇s\

Definition of dormouse for Students

plural dormice \-ˌmīs\

  1. :  a small European animal that resembles a mouse but has a bushy tail, lives mostly in trees, and is active at night





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