Definition of kangaroo mouse in English:

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kangaroo mouse


A small seed-eating hopping rodent with large cheek pouches and long hind legs, found in North America.
  • Genus Microdipodops, family Heteromyidae: two species.
Example sentences
  • Blackstone growled down at the kangaroo mouse, before turning away.
  • The tail of the kangaroo mouse is thickest in the middle, tapered at both ends, black tip, and no tuft.
  • Activity is only observed from March to October, suggesting the kangaroo mice may hibernate.

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