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dormouse

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dormouse

noun dor·mouse \ˈdr-ˌmas\

: a European animal that looks like a small squirrel

plural dor·mice \-ˌmīs\

Full Definition of DORMOUSE

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

Origin of DORMOUSE

Middle English dormowse, perhaps from Anglo-French dormir + Middle English mous mouse
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mammals Terms

dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

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