water vole

water vole
noun
1. common large Eurasian vole
Hypernyms: ↑vole, ↑field mouse
Member Holonyms: ↑Arvicola, ↑genus Arvicola
2. of western North America
Hypernyms: ↑vole, ↑field mouse
Member Holonyms: ↑Microtus, ↑genus Microtus

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noun
: a vole that frequents water: as
a. : water rat 1a
b. : a western No. American vole (Microtus richardsoni)

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water vole noun
A large British vole, Arvicola amphibius, commonly known as the water rat
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Main Entry:water

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water vole UK US noun [countable] [singular water vole plural water voles]
a small furry animal like a mouse that lives near lakes and rivers
Thesaurus: animals found on more than one continenthyponym

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ˈwater vole [water vole water voles] (also ˈwater rat) noun
an animal like a ↑rat that swims and lives in a hole beside a river or lake
See also:water rat

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  • water vole — n BrE an animal like a big mouse that can swim and lives near water = ↑water rat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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