pocket mouse
noun Date: 1884 any of various nocturnal burrowing rodents (family Heteromyidae) that resemble mice, live in arid parts of western North America, and have long hind legs and tail and fur-lined cheek pouches

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  • Pocket mouse — Pocket Pock et (p[o^]k [e^]t), n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F. pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of Teutonic origin. See {Poke} a pocket, and cf. {Poach} to cook eggs, to plunder, and {Pouch}.] 1. A bag or pouch;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pocket mouse — ☆ pocket mouse n. any of various small, nocturnal, long tailed mice (family Heteromyidae) with fur lined cheek pouches for carrying food to their burrows: found in W and SW North America …   English World dictionary

  • pocket mouse — noun any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail • Hypernyms: ↑pocket rat • Hyponyms: ↑silky pocket mouse, ↑Perognathus flavus, ↑plains pocket mouse, ↑Perognathus flavescens, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pocket mouse — any of numerous burrowing rodents, esp. 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. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * Any of about 30 species of… …   Universalium

  • pocket mouse — pock′et mouse n. mam any burrowing rodent of the family Heteromyidae, esp. of the genus Perognathus, of arid regions of W North America, having fur lined cheek pouches and a long tail • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

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