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Jerboa

Jerboa Meaning & Definition
Jerboa Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jerboa?

[n] mouselike jumping rodent

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See Also | Dipodidae | family Dipodidae | gnawer | gnawing animal | Jaculus jaculus | rodent | typical jerboa

Jerboa In Webster's Dictionary

\Jer*bo"a\, n. [Ar. yarb?'.] (Zo["o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {D. [AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail. [Written also {gerboa}.] Note: The name is also applied to other small jumping rodents, as the {Pedetes Caffer}, of the Cape of Good Hope. {Jerboa kangaroo} (Zo["o]l.), small Australian kangaroo ({Bettongia penicillata}), about the size of a common hare.

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