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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.

field′ mouse`


n.
any of various mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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But the grey Field Mouse walked straight through it, and the others did the same, the wall melting into mist as they passed it.
As it came nearer the Tin Woodman saw that running before the beast was a little gray field mouse, and although he had no heart he knew it was wrong for the Wildcat to try to kill such a pretty, harmless creature.
The field mouse, now that it was freed from its enemy, stopped short; and coming slowly up to the Woodman it said, in a squeaky little voice:
Sometimes, quite often in fact, for he was an ape, his attention was distracted by other things, a beetle, a caterpillar, a tiny field mouse, and off he would go in pursuit; the caterpillars he always caught, and sometimes the beetles; but the field mice, never.
We studied the abundance and population structure of Little Indian field mouse, Mus booduga, at five lakes in the Salt Range, Punjab, Paklistan.
At times when people were more likely to settle for long periods, the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) reigned over the short-tailed field mouse (M.
And crickets, hoppers, little toad, field mouse Live nurtured in comforting sheltered womb.
The seven selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to fishing boats and fishing strategies in medieval Iceland, new evidence for the date of introduction of the house mouse and the field mouse, detecting the seasonal slaughtering of domestic animals, and many other related subjects.
McDonald's say they believe it was a field mouse which entered through an open door.
Other residential rodents were all negative for hantavirus, including 16 Chinese hamsters (Cricetulus griseus) and 1 striped field mouse (Apodemus agrarius).
But the whiff was found to be coming from a dead field mouse found under a photocopier.
The striped field mouse has a dark stripe running down its back.