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