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deer mouse

noun

Definition of deer mouse

  1. :  any of various mice (genus Peromyscus) of North and Central America; especially :  one (P. maniculatus) widely distributed in forests and grasslands of North America



Origin and Etymology of deer mouse

from its agility


First Known Use: 1833


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