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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meadow \Mead"ow\, a.
   Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
   produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. "Fat meadow
   ground." --Milton.
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   Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
         the particular word in the Vocabulary.
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   Meadow beauty. (Bot.) Same as Deergrass.

   Meadow foxtail (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
      (Alopecurus pratensis) resembling timothy, but with
      softer spikes.

   Meadow hay, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
      uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
      bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
      

   Meadow hen. (Zool.)
   (a) The American bittern. See Stake-driver.
   (b) The American coot (Fulica).
   (c) The clapper rail.

   Meadow mouse (Zool.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola, as
      the common American species Arvicola riparia; -- called
      also field mouse, and field vole.

   Meadow mussel (Zool.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola
      plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.

   Meadow ore (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.

   Meadow parsnip. (Bot.) See under Parsnip.

   Meadow pink. (Bot.) See under Pink.

   Meadow pipit (Zool.), a small singing bird of the genus
      Anthus, as Anthus pratensis, of Europe.

   Meadow rue (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
      Thalictrum, having compound leaves and numerous white
      flowers. There are many species.

   Meadow saffron. (Bot.) See under Saffron.

   Meadow sage. (Bot.) See under Sage.

   Meadow saxifrage (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
      (Silaus pratensis), somewhat resembling fennel.

   Meadow snipe (Zool.), the common or jack snipe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mouse \Mouse\ (mous), n.; pl. Mice (m[imac]s). [OE. mous, mus,
   AS. m[=u]s, pl. m[=y]s; akin to D. muis, G. maus, OHG. &
   Icel. m[=u]s, Dan. muus, Sw. mus, Russ. muishe, L. mus, Gr.
   my^s, Skr. m[=u]sh mouse, mush to steal. [root]277. Cf.
   Muscle, Musk.]
   1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents
      belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of
      the family Muridae. The common house mouse ({Mus
      musculus}) is found in nearly all countries. The American
      white-footed mouse, or deer mouse ({Peromyscus
      leucopus}, formerly Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives
      in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow,
      and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.
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   2. (Naut.)
      (a) A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to
          prevent a running eye from slipping.
      (b) Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
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   3. A familiar term of endearment. --Shak.
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   4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang]
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   5. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
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   Field mouse, Flying mouse, etc. See under Field,
      Flying, etc.

   Mouse bird (Zool.), a coly.

   Mouse deer (Zool.), a chevrotain, as the kanchil.

   Mouse galago (Zool.), a very small West American galago
      (Galago murinus). In color and size it resembles a
      mouse. It has a bushy tail like that of a squirrel.

   Mouse hawk. (Zool.)
      (a) A hawk that devours mice.
      (b) The hawk owl; -- called also mouse owl.

   Mouse lemur (Zool.), any one of several species of very
      small lemurs of the genus Chirogaleus, found in
      Madagascar.

   Mouse piece (Cookery), the piece of beef cut from the part
      next below the round or from the lower part of the latter;
      -- called also mouse buttock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

fieldmouse \fieldmouse\, field mouse \field mouse\n.
   1. (Zool.) any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus
      Apodemus inhabing woods and fields and gardens.
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   2. (Zool.) any mouse inhabiting fields, as the campagnol
      and the deer mouse. See Campagnol, and Deer mouse.
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