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



BrE BrE//vəʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//voʊl//
Wild mammals
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a small animal like a mouse or rat that lives in fields or near rivers see also water vole See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originearly 19th cent. (originally vole-mouse): from Norwegian voll(mus) ‘field (mouse)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vole

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