- any of various mice living in woodlands.
- white-footed mouse.
Origin of wood mouse
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for wood mouse
It is sometimes called the white-footed mouse, or wood-mouse.Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors
No, taken all round, believe me, it's not so pleasant to be a wood-mouse.
"Well, you see, it's not a thing that you can help," said the wood-mouse.
"I'm thinking of the field-mouse," said the wood-mouse, with a deep sigh.
"Thank you for that kind word, cousin," said the wood-mouse.