from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, formerly Hesperomys leucopus) of America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name of the American jumping-mouse, Zapus hudsonius, the only member of the family Zapodidæ (which see): so called from its agility.
  • n. A popular name of several species of true mice indigenous to North America, of the family Muridœ and genus Hesperomys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus


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