Definition of field vole in English:

field vole

Line breaks: field vole

noun

A vole with a dark shaggy coat and short tail, found abundantly in the grasslands of northern Eurasia. Also called short-tailed vole.
  • Microtus arvalis, family Muridae
More example sentences
  • Other animals that may carry and transmit the disease include beavers, muskrats, water and field voles, water and wood rats, squirrels, and lemmings.
  • The disappearance of the short tailed field voles, normally so hugely plentiful, had left a massive hole in his food supply.
  • Of course, you don't find many field voles wielding SLR cameras.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bogle
Pronunciation: ˈbōɡəl
noun
a phantom or goblin