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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Galago \Ga*la"go\, n.; pl. Galagos. [Native name.] (Zool.) A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species. [1913 Webster] Note: The grand galago (Galago crassicaudata) is about the size of a cat; the mouse galago (G. murinus)is about the size of a mouse. Galanga
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A familiar term of endearment. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang] [1913 Webster] 5. A match used in firing guns or blasting. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]