pocket mouse

noun

Definition of pocket mouse

: any of various nocturnal burrowing rodents (family Heteromyidae) that resemble mice, live in arid parts of western North America, and have long hind legs and tail and fur-lined cheek pouches

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Examples of pocket mouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of these invaders, Argentine ants, impact the Pacific pocket mouse in a number of ways. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "The Dana Point Headlands is setting an example for how conservation can be done in urban areas," 27 July 2019 The Pacific pocket mouse is the smallest mouse species in North America. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "The Dana Point Headlands is setting an example for how conservation can be done in urban areas," 27 July 2019 Merrill said the gnatcatcher is doing much better than the pocket mouse. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "The Dana Point Headlands is setting an example for how conservation can be done in urban areas," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of pocket mouse

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Pocket mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocket%20mouse. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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