field mouse

noun

Definition of field mouse

: any of various mice and voles that inhabit fields

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Most of the critters Lange encounters are field mice, along with some voles. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Wasilla store contends with ‘large-scale’ rodent problem," 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, "Reading recommendations: Mystery, nonfiction and books for kids from Minnesota writers," 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, "Purses Shaped Like Ballet Slippers, Baseball Hats, and Tartan Boxers Are Taking Over The Fashion Industry," 9 July 2019 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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field mouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field mouse

: a type of mouse that lives in open fields

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