- any of various short-tailed mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.
Origin of field mouse
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for field mouse
And off she went, back to the field-mouse, who was sound asleep.The Olive Fairy Book
"Why, certainly, sir," replied the field-mouse respectfully.
"Well, I think not to-day, thank you," replied the field-mouse hurriedly.
A mole was chatting with a field-mouse about the handsome decorations.
Then came the field-mouse—the cousin of the mouse at the school.