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Meaning of VOLE

Pronunciation:  vowl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae especially of genus Microtus having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows

VOLE is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: field mouse
 See Also: Arvicola amphibius, grasshopper mouse, meadow mouse, meadow vole, Microtus ochrogaster, Microtus pennsylvaticus, Microtus richardsoni, phenacomys, pine mouse, pine vole, Pitymys pinetorum, prairie vole, redback vole, red-backed mouse, Richardson vole, water rat, water vole, wood rat, woodrat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vole\, n. [F.]
    A deal at cards that draws all the tricks. --Swift.
  2. \Vole\, v. i. (Card Playing)
    To win all the tricks by a vole. --Pope.
  3. \Vole\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of numerous species of micelike rodents belonging to
    {Arvicola} and allied genera of the subfamily
    {Arvicolin[ae]}. They have a thick head, short ears, and a
    short hairy tail.
    Note: The water vole, or water rat, of Europe ({Arvicola
          amphibius}) is a common large aquatic species. The
          short-tailed field vole ({A. agrestis}) of Northern and
          Central Europe, and Asia, the Southern field vole ({A.
          arvalis}), and the Siberian root vole ({A.
          [oe]conomus}), are important European species. The
          common species of the Eastern United States ({A.
          riparius}) (called also {meadow mouse}) and the prairie
          mouse ({A. austerus}) are abundant, and often injurious
          to vegetation. Other species are found in Canada.