Jumping mouse

Jumping mouse
Jumping Jump"ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster]

{Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and jump about.

{Jumping deer} (Zo["o]l.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes Caffer}), allied to the jerboa.

{Jumping louse} (Zo["o]l.), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family {Psyllid[ae]}, several of which are injurious to fruit trees.

{Jumping mouse} (Zo["o]l.), North American mouse ({Zapus Hudsonius}), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is noted for its jumping powers. Called also {kangaroo mouse}.

{Jumping mullet} (Zo["o]l.), gray mullet.

{Jumping shrew} (Zo["o]l.), any African insectivore of the genus {Macroscelides}. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping.

{Jumping spider} (Zo["o]l.), spider of the genus {Salticus} and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jumping mouse — ☆ jumping mouse n. any of various small North American and Asiatic rodents (family Zapodidae) with large hind legs and a long tail …   English World dictionary

  • jumping mouse — any of several primitive, mouselike rodents of the family Zapodidae, having long hind legs, common in the woodlands of Europe, Asia, and North America. [1820 30] * * * ▪ rodent  any of five species of small leaping rodents (rodent) found in North …   Universalium

  • jumping mouse — noun any of several primitive mouselike rodents with long hind legs and no cheek pouches; of woodlands of Eurasia and North America • Hypernyms: ↑rodent, ↑gnawer • Hyponyms: ↑meadow jumping mouse, ↑Zapus hudsonius • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping mouse — jump′ing mouse n. zool. mam any mouselike rodent of the subfamily Zapodinae, having hind legs modified for jumping • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • jumping mouse — noun Date: 1826 any of several small hibernating North American rodents (family Zapodidae) with long hind legs and tail and no cheek pouches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Preble's meadow jumping mouse — Taxobox name = Preble s meadow jumping mouse image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia familia = Dipodidae subfamilia = Zapodinae genus = Zapus species = Zapus hudsonius subspecies = Z. h. preblei… …   Wikipedia

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