field mouse

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. field layer,
  2. field lens,
  3. field magnet,
  4. field marshal,
  5. field mint,
  6. field mushroom,
  7. field of fire,
  8. field of force,
  9. field of honor,
  10. field of honour

Origin of field mouse

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for fieldmouse

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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