Allactaga

noun
Al·​lac·​ta·​ga
variants: or less commonly Alactaga \ ə-​ˈlak-​tə-​gə \

Definition of Allactaga

: a genus of small Asian jerboas having five toes on the hind feet

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First Known Use of Allactaga

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Allactaga

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

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“Allactaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allactaga. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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