vole

Definitions of vole
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n 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
Types:
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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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