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white-footed mouse

[hwahyt-foo t-id, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfʊt ɪd, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
any of several North American woodland mice of the genus Peromyscus, especially P. leucopus, having white feet and undersides.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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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 Cricetidae See also deer mouse
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