Definition of Field mouse

1. Noun. 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.

2. Noun. Any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens.
Exact synonyms: Fieldmouse
Generic synonyms: Mouse
Group relationships: Apodemus, Genus Apodemus
Specialized synonyms: Apodemus Sylvaticus, European Wood Mouse

Definition of Field mouse

1. Noun. (North America) a small vole such as the meadow vole. ¹

2. Noun. (Eurasia, Africa) one of several species of mice in genus Apodemus. ¹

3. Noun. (South America) one of several species of mice in genus Akodon. ¹

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Literary usage of Field mouse

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1. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"Now the Town Mouse was asked by the field mouse to dine with him, ... And as the field mouse ate, drank, and was merry, he thought how rich his friend was, ..."

2. The Heart of Oak Books by Charles Eliot Norton (1902)
"THE field mouse AND THE TOWN MOUSE. A field mouse had a friend who lived in a house in ... Now the Town Mouse was asked by the field mouse to dine with him, ..."

3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"No, that was one of the little bone tableaux, a field mouse's dried bones splayed in an anatomically correct mystic hieroglyph. Marci hauled him away, ..."

4. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"I forgot to say that I am also called field mouse." "And it is because there are so many of your family and they require so much to eat that you do a great ..."

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