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gerbil

noun ger·bil \ˈjər-bəl\

: a small animal that is often kept as a pet

Full Definition of GERBIL

:  any of numerous Old World burrowing desert rodents (Gerbillus and related genera) with long hind legs adapted for leaping

Variants of GERBIL

ger·bil also ger·bille \ˈjər-bəl\

Origin of GERBIL

French gerbille, from New Latin Gerbillus, diminutive of gerboa, jerboa jerboa
First Known Use: 1849

Rhymes with GERBIL

gerbil

noun ger·bil   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GERBIL

:  any of numerous Old World burrowing desert rodents (Gerbillus and related genera) with long hind legs adapted for leaping

Variants of GERBIL

ger·bil also ger·bille \ˈjər-bəl\

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