any of several primitive, mouselike rodents of the family Zapodidae, having long hind legs, common in the woodlands of Europe, Asia, and North America.
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British Dictionary definitions for jumping mouse
any long-tailed small mouselike rodent of the family Zapodidae, of North America, E Asia, and N and E Europe, having long hind legs specialized for leaping
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