jerboa

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noun jer·boa \jər-ˈbō-ə, jer-\

Definition of jerboa

  1. :  any of several social nocturnal jumping rodents (family Dipodidae) of arid parts of Asia and northern Africa having a long tail and long hind legs

Origin and Etymology of jerboa

New Latin, from Arabic yarbūʽ


First Known Use: 1662


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