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 Arvicolinæ. 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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