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dormousedor‧mouse /ˈdɔːmaʊs $ ˈdɔːr-/ noun (plural dormice) [countable]  HBAa small European mouse with a long furry tail
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dormouseThe mad hatter, the March hare and the dormouse.Land managers are being encouraged to manage woodlands in ways which will favour the dormouse, including introducing nesting boxes.She says: It would be a tragedy if the dormouse became extinct.Other species covered by the programme include the dormouse, natterjack toad, red squirrel and stinking hawk's-beard.Read in studio Conservationists are about to conduct a census of one of our rarest mammals - the dormouse.The decline of the dormouse has mirrored the loss of ancient forests.
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