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vole 1

 (vōl)
n.
Any of various rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere and having a short muzzle and tail and small ears.

[Short for obsolete volemouse, perhaps from Norwegian *vollmus : Old Norse völlr, field + Old Norse mūs, mouse.]

vole 2

 (vōl)
n. Games
The winning of all the tricks during the play of one hand, as of bridge; a grand slam.

[French, probably from voler, to fly, from Old French, from Latin volāre, to fly.]

vole

(vəʊl)
n
(Animals) any of numerous small rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, mostly of Eurasia and North America and having a stocky body, short tail, and inconspicuous ears: family Cricetidae. See also water vole
[C19: short for volemouse, from Old Norse vollr field + mus mouse; related to Icelandic vollarmus]

vole

(vəʊl)
n
(Card Games) (in some card games, such as écarté) the taking of all the tricks in a deal, thus scoring extra points
[C17: from French, from voler to fly, from Latin volāre]

vole1

(voʊl)

n.
any of several short-tailed, stocky cricetid rodents, esp. of the genus Microtus.
[1795–1805]

vole2

(voʊl)

n.
[1670–80; < French, derivative of voler to fly]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vole - 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 meadowsvole - 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
grasshopper mouse - insectivorous mouse of western North America
wood rat, wood-rat - any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
pine mouse, pine vole, Pitymys pinetorum - short-tailed glossy-furred burrowing vole of the eastern United States
meadow mouse, meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvaticus - widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada
Microtus richardsoni, Richardson vole, water vole - of western North America
Microtus ochrogaster, prairie vole - typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada
Arvicola amphibius, water vole, water rat - common large Eurasian vole
redback vole, red-backed mouse - any of several voles of mountainous regions of Eurasia and America
phenacomys - any of several vole-like terrestrial or arboreal rodents of cold forested regions of Canada and western United States
Translations
myyrä
hörcsögfélék
ハタネズミ畑鼠
sork

vole

[vəʊl] Ncampañol m, ratón m de campo

vole

[ˈvəʊl] ncampagnol m

vole

nWühlmaus f; (= common vole)Feldmaus f

vole

[vəʊl] n field voletopo campagnolo comune
water vole → arvicola
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BCG and vole bacillus vaccines in the prevention of tuberculosis in adolescence and early adult life.