Desert mouse
Desert Des"ert, a. [Cf. L. desertus, p. p. of deserere, and F. d['e]sert. See 2d {Desert}.] Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island. [1913 Webster]

He . . . went aside privately into a desert place. --Luke ix. 10. [1913 Webster]

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Desert flora} (Bot.), the assemblage of plants growing naturally in a desert, or in a dry and apparently unproductive place.

{Desert hare} (Zo["o]l.), a small hare ({Lepus sylvaticus}, var. Arizon[ae]) inhabiting the deserts of the Western United States.

{Desert mouse} (Zo["o]l.), an American mouse ({Hesperomys eremicus}), living in the Western deserts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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