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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See field mouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. any mouse of the genus Arvicola, as the common American species Arvicola riparia; -- called also field mouse, and field vole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A field-mouse or vole of North America; any member of the subfamily Arvicolin├Ž. The commonest one in the United States is Arvicola riparius. See cut under Arvicola.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada

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