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mouse US English

A small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail

mouse US Thesaurus

murine

mouses in mouse US English

A small handheld device that is dragged across a flat surface to move the cursor on a computer screen, typically having buttons that are pressed to control functions

mouse-ear US English

A small white-flowered creeping chickweed with soft hairy leaves which supposedly resemble the ears of mice

mouse mat US English

British term for mouse pad.

mouse pad US English

A piece of rigid or slightly resilient material on which a computer mouse is moved

sea mouse US English

A large marine bristle-worm with a stout, oval body that bears matted, furlike, iridescent chaetae

deer mouse US English

A mainly nocturnal mouse found in a wide range of habitats in North and Central America

field mouse US English

A dark brown mouse with a long tail and large eyes

house mouse US English

A grayish-brown mouse found abundantly as a scavenger in human dwellings. It is widely kept as a pet or experimental animal and has been bred in many varieties

mouse deer US English

Another term for chevrotain.

mouse lemur US English

A small nocturnal Madagascan lemur with large ears, close-set eyes, and a long tail

spiny mouse US English

A mouse that has spines mixed with the hair on its back, native to Africa and southwestern Asia

white mouse US English

An albino form of the house mouse, widely bred as a pet and laboratory animal

wood mouse US English

A dark brown Eurasian mouse with a long tail and large eyes

flying mouse US English

another term for feathertail glider.

harvest mouse US English

A nocturnal mouse found in North and Central America

hopping mouse US English

An Australian mouse with elongated hindlimbs and feet for jumping

jumping mouse US English

A mouselike rodent that has long back feet and typically moves in short hops, found in North America and China

meadow mouse US English

Another term for meadow vole.

Mickey Mouse US English

A Walt Disney cartoon character who first appeared as Mortimer Mouse in 1927, becoming Mickey in 1928. During the 1930s, he became established as the central Disney character

mouse opossum US English

A mouselike opossum with large ears and no marsupial pouch, native to Central and South America

mouse potato US English

A person who spends large amounts of time operating a computer

pocket mouse US English

A small nocturnal rodent with large cheek pouches for carrying food, native to the deserts of North and Central America

Mickey Mouse New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Walt Disney cartoon character

kangaroo mouse US English

A small seed-eating hopping rodent with large cheek pouches and long hind legs, found in North America

knockout mouse US English

A mouse whose DNA has been genetically engineered so that it does not express particular proteins

marsupial mouse US English

A carnivorous mouse-like marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea

mouse-coloured US English

Of a dull light brown colour reminiscent of a mouse’s fur

cat and mouse US English

A series of cunning maneuvers designed to thwart an opponent

grasshopper mouse US English

A mainly carnivorous North American mouse with a stout body, gray or brownish fur, and a short white-tipped tail

white-footed mouse US English

A common deer mouse with white feet, found in the US and Mexico

mouse-eared bat US English

Another term for myotis.

mouse-tailed bat US English

An insectivorous bat with a long mouselike tail, native to Africa and Asia and often found in man-made structures

quiet as a mouse US English

(Of a person or animal) extremely quiet or docile

cat and mouse in cat1 US English

A series of cunning maneuvers designed to thwart an opponent

mickey mouse in Mickey Mouse US English

Trivial or of inferior quality

mouseover US English

A computer function in which an image or hyperlink can be generated by moving a cursor over a specific point on a web page

quiet as a mouse in quiet US English

(Of a person or animal) extremely quiet or docile

flying mouse in feathertail glider US English

An Australian pygmy possum with a flap of skin between the fore- and hind limbs for gliding, and a feathery tail

chickweed US English

A small plant of the pink family with deeply cleft white petals, often growing as a garden weed and sometimes eaten by poultry

mouse-ear chickweed in mouse-ear US English

A small white-flowered creeping chickweed with soft hairy leaves which supposedly resemble the ears of mice


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