water vole

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water vole

n
(Animals) a large amphibious vole, Arvicola terrestris, of Eurasian river banks: family Cricetidae. Also called: water rat
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Noun1.water vole - common large Eurasian volewater vole - common large Eurasian vole    
field mouse, 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 meadows
Arvicola, genus Arvicola - in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus
2.water vole - of western North Americawater vole - of western North America    
field mouse, 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 meadows
genus Microtus, Microtus - voles of the northern hemisphere
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Translations
vesimyyrä
ミズハタネズミ水畑鼠
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