Definition of Harvest mouse

1. Noun. Any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields.

Exact synonyms: American Harvest Mouse
Generic synonyms: New World Mouse
Group relationships: Genus Reithrodontomys, Reithrodontomys



2. Noun. Small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields.
Exact synonyms: Micromyx Minutus
Generic synonyms: Mouse
Group relationships: Genus Micromyx, Micromyx

Definition of Harvest mouse

1. Noun. A species of the sub-family Murinae (Old World rats and mice). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harvest Mouse

harumphs
haruspex
haruspication
haruspications
haruspices
haruspicies
haruspicy
harvest
harvest-lice
harvest bug
harvest fly
harvest home
harvest mite
harvest mites
harvest moon
harvest mouse (current term)
harvest time
harvest times
harvestable
harvested
harvester
harvester ant
harvesters
harvestfish
harvesting
harvestings
harvestless
harvestman
harvestmen
harvestry

Literary usage of Harvest mouse

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1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1901)
"DESCRIPTION OF A NE\V harvest mouse (REITHRODONTOMYS) FROM MEXICO. BY ('. ... harvest mouse ..."

2. Flashlights on Nature by Grant Allen (1905)
"She has caught a harvest- mouse, the tiniest and prettiest of our English ... THE BUTCHER-BIRD'S WIFE IMPALING A HARVEST-MOUSE. through the neck on a branch ..."

3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... the Harvest-Mouse. White of Selborne, who suggests the name of Mut ... who called it the Less Long- Tailed Field-Mouse and the Harvest-Mouse. ..."

4. Pictorial Calendar of the Seasons, by John Aikin (1854)
"Occasionally during harvest that pretty and curious little animal, the harvest mouse is met with. Its nest, of which we give a cut, is of a very singular ..."

5. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1889)
"Nevertheless, the harvest-mouse has not reached the very last stage of arboreal life, ... Clearly because the harvest-mouse's trees are trees of a very ..."

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