Meaning of “dormouse” in the English Dictionary


"dormouse" in English

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dormousenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.maʊs/ us /ˈdɔːr.maʊs/ plural dormice

Examples from literature

  • Once upon a time a dormouse lived in the wood with his mother. 
  • The common English dormouse is a most charming little animal, and a great pet with children. 
  • The dormouse in its wild state lives on fruits, seeds, nuts and buds. 
  • The gardener assured me it was the dormice which eat it all. 
  • These mice can be very easily tamed, and live happily in cages, like dormice. 

(Definition of “dormouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)