house mouse

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house mouse

n.
A common mouse (Mus musculus) that lives in or near buildings, can be an agricultural pest and carrier of disease, and is bred in numerous strains for use as a laboratory animal.

house mouse

n
(Animals) any of various greyish mice of the Old World genus Mus, esp M. musculus, a common household pest in most parts of the world: family Muridae

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n.
an Old World mouse, Mus musculus, introduced worldwide.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.house mouse - brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwidehouse mouse - brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
mouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
genus Mus, Mus - type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch