vole

Definitions of vole
  1. noun
    any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
    synonyms: field mouse
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    grasshopper mouse
    insectivorous mouse of western North America
    Pitymys pinetorum, pine mouse, pine vole
    short-tailed glossy-furred burrowing vole of the eastern United States
    Microtus pennsylvaticus, meadow mouse, meadow vole
    widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada
    Microtus richardsoni, Richardson vole, water vole
    of western North America
    Microtus ochrogaster, prairie vole
    typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada
    Arvicola amphibius, water rat, water vole
    common large Eurasian vole
    red-backed mouse, redback vole
    any of several voles of mountainous regions of Eurasia and America
    phenacomys
    any of several vole-like terrestrial or arboreal rodents of cold forested regions of Canada and western United States
    type of:
    wood rat, wood-rat
    any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
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