variants or less commonly Alactaga
: a genus of small Asian jerboas having five toes on the hind feet

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Mongolian (Khalkha) alagdaaxaj "long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso)"

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allactaga was in 1836

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“Allactaga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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