Definition of kangaroo mouse in English:

kangaroo mouse

noun

  • A small seed-eating hopping rodent with large cheek pouches and long hind legs, found in North America.

    Genus Microdipodops, family Heteromyidae: two species

    • ‘The kidneys of kangaroo mice are very efficient, and fat is stored in their tails.’
    • ‘Activity is only observed from March to October, suggesting the kangaroo mice may hibernate.’
    • ‘Blackstone growled down at the kangaroo mouse, before turning away.’
    • ‘The kangaroo mice are narrowly adapted, so finding the correct floral and soil composition is essential.’
    • ‘The tail of the kangaroo mouse is thickest in the middle, tapered at both ends, black tip, and no tuft.’