vole / vōl/ • n. a small, typically burrowing, mouselike rodent (Microtus and other genera, subfamily Microtinae) with a rounded muzzle, found in both Eurasia and North America.
vole Short-tailed, small-eared, prolific rodent that lives in the Northern Hemisphere. Most voles are greyish-brown, herbivorous ground-dwellers and are small. The semi-aquatic water vole is the largest. Length: to 18cm (7in). Family Cricetidae.
vole2 mouse-like animal (short-tailed field mouse, water-rat, etc.). XIX. orig. vole-mouse — Norw. *vollmus (cf. Icel. vollarmús), f. voll field (ON. vǫllr) + mus MOUSE.
vole See CRICETIDAE.
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