field mouse


: any of various mice and voles that inhabit fields

Examples of field mouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These small brown rodents look similar to field mice and have small ears and short tails. Melinda Myers, Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2024 Timothy Chalamet is a field mouse who lives in an oversize mushroom, but Timothée Chalamet plays him in the Wes Anderson movie adaptation of his life. Vulture, 7 Dec. 2023 The bulk of a coyotes’ diet consists of rodents, mainly field mice, rats, chipmunks, and ground squirrels. Hampton Bourne, Field & Stream, 22 Nov. 2023 Voles look like mice with shorter tails and are also called field mice. oregonlive, 24 June 2023 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

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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 23 Jul. 2024.

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field mouse

: any of various mice that inhabit fields

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