white-footed mouse

[hwahyt-foo t-id, wahyt-]
noun
  1. any of several North American woodland mice of the genus Peromyscus, especially P. leucopus, having white feet and undersides.

Origin of white-footed mouse

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for white-footed mouse

white-footed mouse

noun
  1. any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. leucopus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family CricetidaeSee also deer mouse
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