field mouse


: any of various mice and voles that inhabit fields

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This new episode imagines that a field mouse is heavily into non-fungible tokens and that a bear is actually a divorced gym teacher. Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 Often mammals appear to host more than one species, with some poor field mouse housing four mite species on its face alone. Michelle Trautwein, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2014 The culprit, a field mouse, scrambles through, and then down the wall, over the master's boot. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field mouse was in the 15th century

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“Field mouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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field mouse

: any of various mice that inhabit fields

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