from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small mice or voles, especially of the genus Microtus, inhabiting meadows and fields and often causing damage to crops. Also called meadow mouse.
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- n. A small vole such as the meadow vole.
- n. One of several species of mice in genus Apodemus found in Eurasia and Africa.
- n. One of several species of mice in genus Akodon found in South America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Field, Flying, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
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Never quite shaking off the field mouse feeling of being watched, I circled through Nympton St George and Nymet Rowland, then went a few miles south to the populous churchyard of Sampford Courtenay.
She immediately jumped back, startled by a tiny gray field mouse that had scurried in through the narrow opening that rose from the base of the wall in an inverted v-shape.