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mouse British & World English

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

mice in mouse British & World English

A small handheld device which is moved across a mat or flat surface to move the cursor on a computer screen

mouse-ear British & World English

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

mouse pad British & World English

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

sea mouse British & World English

A large marine bristle worm with a stout oval body which bears matted fur-like iridescent chaetae

deer mouse British & World English

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

field mouse British & World English

Another term for wood mouse.

house mouse British & World English

A greyish-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 British & World English

Another term for chevrotain.

mouse hare British & World English

Another term for pika.

mouse lemur British & World English

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

spiny mouse British & World English

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

white mouse British & World English

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

wood mouse British & World English

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

flying mouse British & World English

another term for feathertail glider.

harvest mouse British & World English

A small North Eurasian mouse with a prehensile tail, nesting among the stalks of growing cereals and other vegetation

hopping mouse British & World English

An Australian mouse with elongated hindlimbs and feet for jumping

jumping mouse British & World English

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

Mickey Mouse British & World 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 British & World English

A mouse-like opossum with large ears and no marsupial pouch, native to Central and South America

mouse potato British & World English

A person who spends large amounts of leisure or working time operating a computer

pocket mouse British & World 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 British & World English

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

knockout mouse British & World English

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

marsupial mouse British & World English

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

mouse-coloured British & World English

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

cat and mouse British & World English

A series of cunning manoeuvres designed to thwart an opponent

grasshopper mouse British & World English

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

white-footed mouse British & World English

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

mouse-eared bat British & World English

A myotis bat that has mouse-like ears and mainly brownish fur

mouse-tailed bat British & World English

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

quiet as a mouse British & World English

(Of a person or animal) extremely quiet or docile

mouseover British & World 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

mouse mat in mat1 British & World English

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

cat and mouse in cat1 British & World English

A series of cunning manoeuvres designed to thwart an opponent

quiet as a mouse in quiet British & World English

(Of a person or animal) extremely quiet or docile

flying mouse in feathertail glider British & World English

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

field mouse in field British & World English

Used in names of animals or plants found in the open country, rather than among buildings or as cultivated varieties, e.g.: field mouse

mouse-ear chickweed in mouse-ear British & World English

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


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