field mouse


Definition of field mouse

: any of various mice and voles that inhabit fields

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As the evenings grew cooler, field mice streamed into the double-wide. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Cairo: A Type of Love Story," 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, "Children’s Books: Flora as Fauna," 8 Mar. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of field mouse

: a type of mouse that lives in open fields

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