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vole

noun \ ˈvōl \

Definition of vole

:any of various small rodents (Microtus and related genera) that typically have a stout body, rather blunt nose, and short ears, inhabit both moist meadows and dry uplands and do much damage to crops, and are closely related to muskrats and lemmings

Origin and Etymology of vole

earlier vole-mouse, from vole- (of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vǫllr field) + mouse; akin to Old English weald forest — more at wold


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vole

noun

Definition of vole

Origin and Etymology of vole

French, probably from voler to fly — more at 1volley

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VOLE Defined for Kids

vole

noun \ ˈvōl \

Definition of vole for Students

:a small animal that is a rodent which looks like a fat mouse or rat and is sometimes harmful to crops

Medical Dictionary

vole

noun \ ˈvōl \

medical Definition of vole

:any of various small rodents (family Cricetidae and especially genus Microtus) that typically have a stout body, rather blunt nose, and short ears, that inhabit both moist meadows and dry uplands and do much damage to crops, and that are closely related to muskrats and lemmings but in general resemble stocky mice or rats


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