deer mouse definition

  • noun:
    • A North United states mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and an extended, bicolored end.
    • the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, previously Hesperomys leucopus) of The united states.
    • A common title for the United states jumping-mouse, Zapus hudsonius, the only relation Zapodidæ (which see): so called from the agility.
    • a favorite name of a number of types of true mice indigenous to united states, of family members Muridœ and genus Hesperomys.
    • brown New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus

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