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Dormouse, squirrel-like, nocturnal rodent of the family Gliridae that feeds on seeds, shoots, and small animals. There are several species scattered over Europe, Asia, and Africa. All hibernate. The common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) of Europe and western Asia grows as large as 4 in (10 cm) long. The Romans fattened dormice for eating.

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