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jumping mouse

noun

  1. any of several primitive, mouselike rodents of the family Zapodidae, having long hind legs, common in the woodlands of Europe, Asia, and North America.


jumping mouse

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of jumping mouse1

First recorded in 1820–30
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Example Sentences

Have you ever seen Limberheels the Jumping Mouse when he was in a hurry?

In addition to these species pine voles and a jumping mouse were trapped on days after the first.

Short-tailed shrews, more white-footed mice, pine voles, and a jumping mouse were secured on nights after the first.

It was not evident, however, that the jumping mouse derived the aid from its tail, which so powerfully assists the kangaroo.

When I approached, I found that the object of chase was a jumping mouse, whose actions it was truly delightful to witness.

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