kangaroo 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]


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