mouse noun definition in Wild mammals topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

mouse

 noun: Wild mammals topic
(pl. mice BrE /maɪs/ ; NAmE /maɪs/ ) a small animal that is covered in fur and has a long thin tail. Mice live in fields, in people’s houses or where food is stored. a field mouse a house mouse The stores were overrun with rats and mice. She crept upstairs, quiet as a mouse. (figurative) He was a weak little mouse of a man.

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