Definition of dormouse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɔːmaʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːrmaʊs//
(pl. dormice
BrE BrE//ˈdɔːmaɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːrmaɪs//
Wild mammals
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a small animal like a mouse, with a tail covered in fur See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin, but associated with French dormir or Latin dormire ‘to sleep’ and mouse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dormouse