Definition of Pontic mouse in US English:

Pontic mouse

noun

  • An animal mentioned by Aristotle, used for its fur (sometimes identified with the weasel).

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Topsell (d. 1625), Church of England clergyman and author. After classical Latin mūs Ponticus (Pliny), ancient Greek μῦς Ποντικός (Aristotle).