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pocket mouse

noun
1.
any of numerous burrowing rodents, especially of the genus Perognathus, chiefly inhabiting arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, having fur-lined cheek pouches and a long tail.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for pocket mouse
  • When not watching for the evil rodent, he must also contend with a pick-pocket mouse.
  • The pocket mouse lives in arid habitats, therefore all water needs are metabolized through seed digestion.
  • The long-tail pocket mouse, a close relative of kangaroo rats, exhibits cheek pouches characteristic of this family of rodents.
British Dictionary definitions for pocket mouse

pocket mouse

noun
1.
any small mouselike rodent with cheek pouches, of the genus Perognathus, of desert regions of W North America: family Heteromyidae
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