hazel dormouse

noun

variants or less commonly hazel mouse
: a common, chiefly European dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) with yellowish-brown fur

called also common dormouse

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hazel dormouse was in 1951

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Cite this Entry

“Hazel dormouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazel%20dormouse. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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