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Definition of Dormouse

Dormouse
Dormouse Dor"mouse, n.; pl. Dormice. [Perh. fr. F. dormir to sleep (Prov. E. dorm to doze) + E. mouse; or perh. changed fr. F. dormeuse, fem., a sleeper, though not found in the sense of a dormouse.] (Zo["o]l.) A small European rodent of the genus Myoxus, of several species. They live in trees and feed on nuts, acorns, etc.; -- so called because they are usually torpid in winter.

Meaning of Dormouse from wikipedia

- A dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae (this family is also variously called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae by different taxonomists). Dormice are found...
- The Dormouse is a character in "A Mad Tea-Party", Chapter VII from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The Dormouse sat between the March...
- The edible dormouse or fat dormouse (Glis glis) is a large dormouse and the only living species in the genus Glis, found in most of western Europe. Its...
- The Asian garden dormouse or large-eared garden dormouse, (Eliomys melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is found in Egypt, Iraq...
- hazel dormouse or common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is a small mammal and the only living species in the genus Muscardinus. The hazel dormouse is...
- The garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) is a rodent in the dormouse family. Garden dormice are typically 10 to 15 cm (3.9 to 5.9 in) in length, with the...
- What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, is a 2005 non-fiction book by John Markoff. The book details...
- eastern Africa and is also known as the African dormouse, African dwarf dormouse, African pygmy dormouse, or colloquially as micro squirrel. Found in limited...
- African dormouse, Graphiurus angolensis Christy's dormouse, Graphiurus christyi Jentink's dormouse, Graphiurus cr****icaudatus Johnston's African dormouse, Graphiurus...
- The forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae found in eastern Europe, the Balkans and parts of western Central...
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