Definition of jerboa
: 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
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The long-eared jerboa’s body is up to 3.5 inches (8.9 centimeters) long, while its tail is twice that long, at up to 6.4 inches (16 centimeters).
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Origin and Etymology of jerboa
New Latin, from Arabic yarbūʽ
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
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