- 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.
More example sentences
- Mus musculus, family Muridae
- Foxes, rabbits, harvest mice, house mice, dormice, shrews, weasels, and voles all depend on the hedgerows as a place to breed, hunt or shelter.
- With the zoo's high densities of rodents (deer mice, white-footed mice, house mice, shrews, moles, and Norway rats), a relatively high density of rodent predators could be achieved.
- The source of the infection appears to involve exposure to the urine or feces of common house mice or rodent pets (such as hamsters).
More definitions of house mouseDefinition of house mouse in:
- The British & World English dictionary