field mice

field mouse

noun
any of various short-tailed mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows.

Origin:
1570–80

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field mouse

noun
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 
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