Found 2 items, similar to Field mouse.
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Definition: field mouse
n 1: 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 [syn: vole
2: any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus
inhabiting woods and fields and gardens [syn: fieldmouse
English → English
Definition: Field mouse
(mous), n.; pl. Mice
(m[imac]s). [OE. mous, mus,
AS. m[=u]s, pl. m[=y]s; akin to D. muis, G. maus, OHG. &
Icel. m[=u]s, Dan. muus, Sw. mus, Russ. muishe, L. mus, Gr.
my^s, Skr. m[=u]sh mouse, mush to steal. [root]277. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents
belonging to the genus Mus
and various related genera of
the family Murid[ae]
. The common house mouse (Mus musculus
) is found in nearly all countries. The American
, or deer mouse
, formerly Hesperomys leucopus
) sometimes lives
in houses. See Dormouse
, Meadow mouse
, under Meadow
and Harvest mouse
, under Harvest
(a) A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to
prevent a running eye from slipping.
(b) Same as 2d Mousing
3. A familiar term of endearment. --Shak.
4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang]
5. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
, Flying mouse
, etc. See under Field
(Zo["o]l.), a coly.
(Zo["o]l.), a chevrotain, as the kanchil.
(Zo["o]l.), a very small West American galago
). In color and size it resembles a
mouse. It has a bushy tail like that of a squirrel.
(a) A hawk that devours mice.
(b) The hawk owl; -- called also mouse owl
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of very
small lemurs of the genus Chirogaleus
, found in
(Cookery), the piece of beef cut from the part
next below the round or from the lower part of the latter;
-- called also mouse buttock