shrewmouse


shrewmouse

shrewmouse [shroo-mous] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural shrew·mice.

  1. a shrew.

Origin of shrewmouse First recorded in 1565–75; shrew2 + mouse Examples from the Web for shrewmouse Historical Examples of shrewmouse

  • A shrewmouse broke cover in front of him, followed by its mate.

    “Wee Tim’rous Beasties”

    Douglas English

  • But the shrewmouse had crouched to dodge the shadow of a passing bird, and he saw him no more.

    “Wee Tim’rous Beasties”

    Douglas English

  • British Dictionary definitions for shrewmouse shrewmouse noun plural -mice

    1. another name for the shrew, esp the common shrew

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