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A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail.
(Animals) any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. maniculatus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae. See also white-footed mouse
[so named because of its agility]
any North or Central American mouse of the genus Peromyscus, usu. having white feet and undersides.