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Meaning of JERBOA

Pronunciation:  jur'bowu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  mouselike jumping rodent
 

JERBOA is a 6 letter word that starts with J.

 

 See Also: Dipodidae, family Dipodidae, gnawer, gnawing animal, Jaculus jaculus, rodent, typical jerboa

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jer*bo"a\, n. [Ar. yarb?'.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {D.
[AE]gyptius}, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent
countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long
tail. [Written also {gerboa}.]

Note: The name is also applied to other small jumping
      rodents, as the {Pedetes Caffer}, of the Cape of Good
      Hope.

{Jerboa kangaroo} (Zo["o]l.), small Australian kangaroo
   ({Bettongia penicillata}), about the size of a common
   hare.

 

 

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