Etymology
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dormouse (n.)

long-tailed Old World rodent noted for its state of semi-hibernation in winter, early 15c., possibly from Anglo-French *dormouse "tending to be dormant" (from stem of dormir "to sleep," see dormant), with the second element mistaken for mouse; or perhaps it is from a Middle English dialectal compound of mouse (n.) and French dormir. French dormeuse, fem. of dormeur "sleeper" is attested only from 17c.

updated on December 08, 2020

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Definitions of dormouse from WordNet

dormouse (n.)
small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather;
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