1. [ noun ] (zoology) 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
Synonyms: vole
Related terms: wood_rat meadow_vole red-backed_mouse water_vole prairie_vole water_vole pine_vole phenacomys grasshopper_mouse
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
Synonyms: fieldmouse
Related terms: mouse European_wood_mouse Apodemus
Similar spelling:   fieldmouse