field mouse

field mouse
Meadow Mead"ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. ``Fat meadow ground.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]

{Meadow beauty}. (Bot.) Same as {Deergrass}.

{Meadow foxtail} (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass ({Alopecurus pratensis}) resembling timothy, but with softer spikes.

{Meadow hay}, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]

{Meadow hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American bittern. See {Stake-driver}. (b) The American coot ({Fulica}). (c) The clapper rail.

{Meadow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus {Arvicola}, as the common American species {Arvicola riparia}; -- called also {field mouse}, and {field vole}.

{Meadow mussel} (Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.

{Meadow ore} (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.

{Meadow parsnip}. (Bot.) See under {Parsnip}.

{Meadow pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.

{Meadow pipit} (Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus {Anthus}, as {Anthus pratensis}, of Europe.

{Meadow rue} (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus {Thalictrum}, having compound leaves and numerous white flowers. There are many species.

{Meadow saffron}. (Bot.) See under {Saffron}.

{Meadow sage}. (Bot.) See under {Sage}.

{Meadow saxifrage} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe ({Silaus pratensis}), somewhat resembling fennel.

{Meadow snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Field mouse — Mouse 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. {Muscle},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field mouse — field mice also fieldmouse N COUNT A field mouse is a mouse with a long tail that lives in fields and woods …   English dictionary

  • field mouse — field ,mouse noun count a type of mouse with a long tail that lives mainly in fields …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • field mouse — ► NOUN ▪ a common dark brown mouse with a long tail and large eyes …   English terms dictionary

  • Field mouse — may refer to: *in Europe, Asia and north Africa, one of several species of mice in genus Apodemus *in North America, a small vole such as the Meadow Vole *in South America, one of several species of mice in genus Akodon *The Field Mice, a twee… …   Wikipedia

  • field mouse — field′ mouse n. mam any of various mice or voles inhabiting fields and meadows • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • field mouse — n. any of several kinds of mice that live in fields …   English World dictionary

  • field mouse — miškinė pelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Apodemus sylvaticus angl. common field mouse; European wood mouse; field mouse; long tailed field mouse; wood mouse vok. Ackermaus; europäische Waldmaus;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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 • Hypernyms: ↑wood rat, ↑wood rat •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • field mouse — fieldmouse fieldmouse, field mouse field mouse . 1. (Zo[ o]l.) any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus {Apodemus} inhabing woods and fields and gardens. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) any mouse inhabiting fields, as the {campagnol} and the {deer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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