Definition of white-footed mouse in English:

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white-footed mouse

noun

A common deer mouse with white feet, found in the US and Mexico.
  • Peromyscus leucopus, family Muridae.
Example sentences
  • Some rodents, especially the deer mouse, rice rat, white-footed mouse and cotton rat, may carry hantaviruses.
  • Little loggers make a big difference: the tastes of two small rodents - the meadow vole and the white-footed mouse - can determine what trees grow in a forest
  • And meadow voles, by excluding white-footed mice from some habitats, may reduce the risk of Lyme disease, which is carried by ticks that feed off these mice.

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Syllabification: white-foot·ed mouse

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