field mouse


noun

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

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Origin of field mouse

First recorded in 1570–80
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fieldmouse
/ (ˈfiːldˌmaʊs) /

noun plural -mice

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
a former name for vole 1
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