gerbil

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noun ger·bil \ˈjər-bəl\

Definition of gerbil

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

Variants of gerbil

less commonly

gerbille

Origin and Etymology of gerbil

French gerbille, from New Latin Gerbillus, diminutive of gerboa, jerboa jerboa


First Known Use: 1849


GERBIL Defined for English Language Learners

gerbil

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noun ger·bil \ˈjər-bəl\

Definition of gerbil for English Language Learners

  • : a small animal that is often kept as a pet


GERBIL Defined for Kids

gerbil

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noun ger·bil \ˈjər-bəl\

Definition of gerbil for Students

  1. :  a small Old World leaping desert rodent that is often kept as a pet


Medical Dictionary

gerbil

noun ger·bil

Medical Definition of gerbil

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

Variants of gerbil

also

gerbille

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