Definition of pine vole in English:

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pine vole

noun

A vole with dense molelike fur, found chiefly in forests and orchards in North America and Eurasia.
  • Genus Pitymys, family Muridae: many species, especially the common P. pinetorum, the Florida variety of which is sometimes considered a distinct species (P. parvulus)
Example sentences
  • Previous studies show that one of the species, a pine vole, has been extinct in England for the last 400,000 years.
  • Their overall adult body length varies from 3 to 5 1/2 inches in the pine vole, to about 4 1/2 to 7 inches in the meadow and prairie voles.
  • The Bavarian pine vole, last seen in 1962, scurried back into view in 2000.

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