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 for kangaroo mouse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 (Zool.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes
        Caffer), allied to the jerboa.
  
     Jumping louse (Zool.), any of the numerous species of plant
        lice belonging to the family Psyllid[ae], several of
        which are injurious to fruit trees.
  
     Jumping mouse (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), gray mullet.
  
     Jumping shrew (Zool.), any African insectivore of the genus
        Macroscelides. They are allied to the shrews, but have
        large hind legs adapted for jumping.
  
     Jumping spider (Zool.), spider of the genus Salticus and
        other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so
        called because it leaps upon its prey.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  kangaroo \kan"ga*roo"\, n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the
     family Macropodid[ae]. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea,
     and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and
     a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and
     feeble. The giant kangaroo ({Macropus major) is the largest
     species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total
     length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus
     Dendrolagus, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the
     genus Petrogale, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush
     kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus, inhabit wooded
     districts. See Wallaby.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Kangaroo apple (Bot.), the edible fruit of the Tasmanian
        plant Solanum aviculare.
  
     Kangaroo grass (Bot.), a perennial Australian forage grass
        ({Anthistiria australis).
  
     Kangaroo hare (Zool.), the jerboa kangaroo. See under
        Jerboa.
  
     Kangaroo mouse. (Zool.) See Jumping mouse, under
        Jumping.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  kangaroo mouse
      n 1: small silky-haired pouched rodent; similar to but smaller
           than kangaroo rats [syn: kangaroo mouse, dwarf pocket
           rat]
      2: leaping rodent of Australian desert areas

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