field mouse

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field mouse

n.
Any of various small mice or voles, especially of the North American genus Microtus or the Eurasian genus Apodemus, inhabiting meadows and fields and often causing damage to crops. Also called meadow mouse.

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n.
any of various mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.
[1570–80]
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Noun1.field mouse - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadowsfield mouse - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
grasshopper mouse - insectivorous mouse of western North America
wood rat, wood-rat - any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
pine mouse, pine vole, Pitymys pinetorum - short-tailed glossy-furred burrowing vole of the eastern United States
meadow mouse, meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvaticus - widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada
Microtus richardsoni, Richardson vole, water vole - of western North America
Microtus ochrogaster, prairie vole - typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada
Arvicola amphibius, water vole, water rat - common large Eurasian vole
redback vole, red-backed mouse - any of several voles of mountainous regions of Eurasia and America
phenacomys - any of several vole-like terrestrial or arboreal rodents of cold forested regions of Canada and western United States
2.field mouse - any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardensfield mouse - any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
mouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
Apodemus, genus Apodemus - Old World field mice
Apodemus sylvaticus, European wood mouse - nocturnal yellowish-brown mouse inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
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