white-footed mouse

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white-foot·​ed mouse | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌfu̇-təd- How to pronounce white-footed mouse (audio) \

Definition of white-footed mouse

: any of various largely nocturnal mice (genus Peromyscus) of North and Central America typically having whitish feet and underparts especially : a common woodland mouse (P. leucopus) of North America

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First Known Use of white-footed mouse

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white-footed mouse was in 1827

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“White-footed mouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-footed%20mouse. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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white-footed mouse

noun
white-foot·​ed mouse | \ ˌ(h)wīt-ˌfu̇t-əd- How to pronounce white-footed mouse (audio) \

Medical Definition of white-footed mouse

: a common woodland mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that has whitish feet and underparts and that is a reservoir for the spirochete of the genus Borrelia (B. burgdorferi) causing Lyme disease

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