from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, nocturnal North American burrowing rodents of the genus Perognathus, related to the kangaroo rat and having fur-lined external cheek pouches, small ears, and a long tail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any species of American mice of the family Saccomyidæ. They have external cheek pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American rodent quadruped of the family Saccomyidæ so called from its pockets or external cheekpouches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
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