Definition of Reremouse

1. n. A rearmouse.



Definition of Reremouse

1. Noun. (heraldry) A bat (gloss flying mammal) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reremouse

1. a bat (a flying mammal) [n -MICE]

Medical Definition of Reremouse

1. The leather-winged bat (Vespertilio murinus). Alternative forms: reermouse. Origin: AS. Hreremus; probably fr. Hreran to agitate, stir (akin to G. Ruhren, Icel. Hraera) + mus mouse. A rearmouse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reremouse

reregulated
reregulates
reregulating
reregulation
reregulations
rerelease
rereleased
rereleases
rereleasing
reremain
reremice
reremind
rereminded
rereminding
rereminds
reremouse (current term)
reremouses
rerender
rerendered
rerendering
rerenders
rerent
rerented
rerenting
rerents
rerepeat
rerepeated
rerepeating
rerepeats
rereport

Literary usage of Reremouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... reremouse, a bat ; see UNS or ... AH from a Teut. type reremouse. y. The AS /¡reran, to stir, agitate, ..."

2. Display of Heraldry by William Newton (1846)
"The reremouse, or bat, which is a winged animal, though it is difficult to say ... Argent, a reremouse displayed sable, appertains to the name of Bagster, ..."

3. A Grammar of British Heraldry, Consisting of Blazon and Marshalling ; with by William Sloane Sloane-Evans (1854)
"The Bat, or reremouse, is borne by the families of BAXTER, ... used to signify by the reremouse a Man that having small means and weak power, ..."

4. Natural History in Shakespeare's Time: Being Extracts Illustrative of the by Herbert West Seager (1896)
"All the charms Of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you. TEMPEST, i. 2, 339-40. Wool of bat, and tongue of dog. MACBETH, iv. I, 15. THE reremouse [ie ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1891)
""reremouse " is said to survive to this day in some of the western counties. The "thorny hedgehog," with his synonyms of ..."

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