meadow mouse definition

  • noun:
    • See industry mouse.
    • A field-mouse or vole of North America; any member of the subfamily Arvicolin√¶. The commonest one in the United States is Arvicola riparius. See cut-under Arvicola.
    • widely distributed in grasslands of northern usa and Canada
  • adjective:
    • any mouse associated with the genus Arvicola, once the typical American species Arvicola riparia; -- labeled as additionally area mouse, and field vole.

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