tree mouse

noun

Definition of tree mouse

1 : any of numerous small arboreal myomorph rodents: such as
a : any African long-clawed murid of Dendromus or related genera
b : either of two cricetids of western North America that are congeneric with the lemming mice
c : any of a genus (Vandeleuria) of tropical eastern Asian climbing murids with very long tails and the great toe of the hind foot opposable and resembling a thumb

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“Tree mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20mouse. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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