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nītēdŭla , ae, f.,
I.a kind of small red mouse, a dormouse, Cic. Sest. 33, 72: cf.: “nitedula mus agrestis rubeus,Serv. ad Verg. G. 1, 181; Arn. 2, 47 (Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 29, the common read. is volpecula, but Bentley's conjecture, nitedula, is adopted by Lachm. ad Lucr. p. 204, and by Haupt and Müll.; v. Orell. ad loc.).—The contr. collat. form nītēla , v. under nitella.
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