Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of hopping mouse in English:
An Australian mouse with elongated hindlimbs and feet for jumping.
- Genus Notomys, family Muridae: several species
- Small venomless snakes, lizards, birds, and small animals like hopping mice and rabbits, were abundant in the undergrowth.
- She described four types of social organisation, with the hopping mouse at one end of the spectrum.
- Spinifex hopping mice live in small social groups with several individuals often sharing a burrow system.
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