field mouse

  1. any of various short-tailed mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.

Origin of field mouse

First recorded in 1570–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use field mouse in a sentence

  • Not a sound broke the silence, for the sea-gulls had vanished with the sunshine, and not even a fieldmouse stirred in the bracken.

    A Fortunate Term | Angela Brazil
  • Obadiah was the one they was leery of, so Weaver put Fieldmouse in the race and told Murphy to take care of you.

    Old Man Curry | Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • "'At Fieldmouse is sutny a goin' fool when 'ey bet stable money on huh," said he.

    Old Man Curry | Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • The Fieldmouse money was beginning to pour into the ring, and the block men were busy with their erasers.

    Old Man Curry | Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • You are as demure as a fieldmouse, but I know those big eyes of yours have taken our measures by this time.

    A Princess in Calico | Edith Ferguson Black

British Dictionary definitions for fieldmouse


/ (ˈfiːldˌmaʊs) /

nounplural -mice
  1. any nocturnal mouse of the genus Apodemus, inhabiting woods, fields, and gardens of the Old World: family Muridae . They have yellowish-brown fur and feed on fruit, vegetables, seeds, etc

  2. a former name for vole 1

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