Definition of jumping mouse in English:

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jumping mouse

noun

A mouselike rodent that has long back feet and typically moves in short hops, found in North America and China.
  • Family Zapodidae: three genera, in particular Zapus, and several species.
Example sentences
  • He chided his friend: ‘I am afraid the broad shadows of the Elk, Buffalo, and big-horn hid all the little marmots, squirrels, jumping mice, rats and shrews.’
  • Zapus sandersi is the common jumping mouse through much of the Blancan in Kansas.
  • Deer mice and jumping mice were frequently found at both Blacktail and Crystal.

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Syllabification: jump·ing mouse

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