Definition of Meadow vole

1. Noun. Widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada.

Exact synonyms: Meadow Mouse, Microtus Pennsylvaticus
Generic synonyms: Field Mouse, Vole
Group relationships: Genus Microtus, Microtus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meadow Vole

meadow jumping mouse
meadow leek
meadow lily
meadow mouse
meadow muffin
meadow mushroom
meadow pea
meadow pipit
meadow pipits
meadow rue
meadow saffron
meadow salsify
meadow saxifrage
meadow spikemoss
meadow spittlebug
meadow vole (current term)

Literary usage of Meadow vole

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1. The Mammals of Pennsylvania and New Jersey: A Biographic, Historic and by Samuel Nicholson Rhoads (1903)
"... network of surface runs which shows so plainly along the fence rows when snowdrifts melt away. Unlike the meadow vole, the subject of our sketch ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1898)
"Wilson's meadow vole. As was expected, the common meadow mouse proved very abundant in all visited localities. Of the ninety specimens taken, none show any ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"One stomach contained an insect larva mutilated beyond recognition; the other the remains of a meadow vole, recognizable by the hairs swallowed with the ..."

4. The Mammals of India: A Natural History of All the Animals Known to Inhabit by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1874)
"... one or two species only occurring in the Himalayas, of the same genus as the Water- rat aud Meadow-vole of Britain. Gen. ARVICOLA, Lacepede. Syn. ..."

5. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"... meadow vole Of these forest-living animals the giant deer (Megaceros), the cave bear (Ursus ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"... of about one month, destroyed 12 small birds, io shrews, and Coo field mice, of which the greater part were the common meadow vole or ' meadow mouse. ..."

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