field mouse

noun

Definition of field mouse

: any of various mice and voles that inhabit fields

Examples of field mouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The culprit, a field mouse, scrambles through, and then down the wall, over the master's boot. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 23 June 2021 And a vole is a field mouse, constantly prowling for food. Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020 There’s a goose with moose antlers, a tiny fox and a field mouse with fairy wings. Erica Pearson, Star Tribune, 8 Sep. 2020 Most of the critters Lange encounters are field mice, along with some voles. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2019 This 47-page chapter book by an author/artist living in Winona, Minn., is the tale of a little field mouse who accidentally hides away in a family’s camper and ends up in their home miles away. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 27 July 2019 The silhouette grew so popular that the brand has now released other creaturely purses, like field mice and bunnies. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, 9 July 2019 As the evenings grew cooler, field mice streamed into the double-wide. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2018 Here is a tiny field mouse, his dainty tail wrapped around the stalk of an even daintier poppy; here a resplendent heron, the curve of his neck formed by the arch of a fern. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of field mouse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Field mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20mouse. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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field mouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field mouse

: a type of mouse that lives in open fields

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