Definition of grasshopper mouse in English:

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grasshopper mouse

Entry from US English dictionary


A mainly carnivorous North American mouse with a stout body, gray or brownish fur, and a short white-tipped tail.
  • Genus Onychomys, family Muridae: three species.
Example sentences
  • The fox trots off to continue its hunt for a kangaroo rat, a grasshopper mouse, or, if nothing else, an insect.
  • The remaining taxa are Blarina brevicauda (the northern short-tailed shrew) and Onychomys leucogaster (the northern grasshopper mouse).
  • But another animal is often stirring: the grasshopper mouse.

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Syllabification: grass·hop·per mouse

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