Definition of Lemmus
1. Noun. Lemmings.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cricetidae, Family Cricetidae
Member holonyms: European Lemming, Lemmus Lemmus, Brown Lemming, Lemmus Trimucronatus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemmus
Literary usage of Lemmus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Saturday Magazine (1835)
"THE LEMMING, (Mus lemmus.) ч THE II Mills... THE native country of this animal, so singular for its migrations, appears to have been the mountains of Norway ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"lemmus Norvegicus (the Lemming.) Reddish- yellow, black, and tawny, irregularly spotted or ... Quad. 100. Mus lemmus, Lin. Syst. Nat. 80. Glis lemmus ..."
3. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1890)
"... lemmus; it is a part of a lower jaw embedded in matrix, with the two incisors and the right and left anterior grinders in place: there are also ..."