gerbil

noun ger·bil \ ˈjər-bəl \
variants: or less commonly gerbille

Definition of gerbil

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

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Origin and Etymology of gerbil

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


GERBIL Defined for English Language Learners

gerbil

noun

Definition of gerbil for English Language Learners

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


GERBIL Defined for Kids

gerbil

noun ger·bil \ ˈjər-bəl \

Definition of gerbil for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

gerbil

noun ger·bil
variants: also gerbille play \ˈjər-bəl\

medical Definition of gerbil

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


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