Definition of jumping mouse in English:

jumping mouse

Syllabification: jump·ing mouse


  • 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
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    • 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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