hazel dormouse

noun
variants: or less commonly hazel mouse

Definition of hazel dormouse

: a common, chiefly European dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) with yellowish-brown fur

called also common dormouse

First Known Use of hazel dormouse

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Hazel dormouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazel%20dormouse. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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