Definition of grasshopper mouse in English:

grasshopper mouse

Syllabification: grass·hop·per mouse


  • 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
    More 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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