house mouse

/ˈhaʊs maʊs/ (say 'hows mows)

a rodent, Mus musculus, of the family Muridae which originally lived wild on the steppes of Asia, but which has come to live commensally with humans in all parts of the world.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • House mouse — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • house mouse — n a mouse that frequents houses esp a common nearly cosmopolitan grayish brown mouse of the genus Mus (M. musculus) that lives and breeds about buildings, is an important laboratory animal, and is an important pest as a consumer of human food and …   Medical dictionary

  • house mouse — house′ mouse n. mam an Old World mouse, Mus musculus, introduced worldwide • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • House Mouse — Taxobox name = House Mouse status = LC status system = iucn3.1 trend = stable status ref = IUCN2008|assessors=Musser, G., Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N. Mitsain, G.|year=2008|id=13972|title=Mus musculus|downloaded=10 October… …   Wikipedia

  • house mouse — a brownish gray Old World mouse, Mus musculus, now common in the U.S. in or near houses. See illus. under mouse. [1825 35] * * * Common mouse species (Mus musculus, family Muridae), the mouse most often encountered in buildings. The house mouse… …   Universalium

  • house mouse — noun brownish grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide • Syn: ↑Mus musculus • Hypernyms: ↑mouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Mus, ↑genus Mus * * * noun : a mouse that frequents houses; …   Useful english dictionary

  • house mouse — naminė pelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mus musculus angl. house mouse vok. Gartenmaus; Gelbbauchmaus; Hausmaus; Ährenmaus; Maus; nördliche Hausmaus; nördliche Ährenmaus; Tabakmaus rus. домовая… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • house mouse — noun Date: 1835 a common nearly cosmopolitan grayish brown mouse (Mus musculus) that usually lives and breeds about buildings, may act as a vector of diseases, and is an important laboratory animal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • house mouse — noun The universally common mouse of the species Mus musculus …   Wiktionary

  • house mouse — type of mouse that lives in buildings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • house mouse — noun a greyish brown mouse found abundantly as a scavenger in human dwellings. [Mus musculus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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