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

 

vole

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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 Origin early 19th cent. (originally vole-mouse): from Norwegian voll(mus) ‘field (mouse)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vole

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