fat mouse

noun

Definition of fat mouse

: any of several silky furred tropical and southern African short-tailed mice (genus Steatomys) regarded as a great delicacy by the natives

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History and Etymology for fat mouse

so called from its accumulation of oily fat before hibernation

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“Fat mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat%20mouse. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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