California pocket mouse

noun

Definition of California pocket mouse

: a small mouselike rodent (Perognathus californicus) related to the ground squirrel

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“California pocket mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20pocket%20mouse. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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