jumping mouse


Definition of jumping mouse

: any of several small hibernating North American rodents (family Zapodidae) with long hind legs and tail and no cheek pouches

Examples of jumping mouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But for every polar bear or sea otter, there are hundreds more (like the Fairy Shrimp, the New Mexico jumping mouse, or the Purple Cat's Paw freshwater mussel). CBS News, "On the brink: The Endangered Species Act," 21 July 2019 That means considering the smaller animals, such as shrews, voles, jumping mice, and pika, too. Starre Vartan, National Geographic, "How wildlife bridges over highways make animals—and people—safer," 16 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of jumping mouse

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Jumping mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping%20mouse. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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