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ger·bil

 (jûr′bəl)
n.
1. Any of various small, mouselike rodents of the genus Gerbillus and other genera of the subfamily Gerbillinae, having long hind legs and a long tail and inhabiting arid regions of Africa and Asia.
2. A Mongolian jird (Meriones unguiculatus) of the subfamily Gerbillinae, commonly domesticated and kept as a pet.

[French gerbille, from New Latin Gerbillus, genus name, from diminutive of gerbō, jerboa, variant of Medieval Latin jerbōa; see jerboa.]

gerbil

(ˈdʒɜːbɪl) or

gerbille

n
(Animals) any burrowing rodent of the subfamily Gerbillinae, inhabiting hot dry regions of Asia and Africa and having soft pale fur: family Cricetidae
[C19: from French gerbille, from New Latin gerbillus a little jerboa]

ger•bil

(ˈdʒɜr bəl)

n.
any small burrowing cricetid rodent of the subfamily Gerbilinae, with long hind legs, popular as a pet.
[1840–50; < French gerbille < New Latin gerbillus, diminutive of gerbo jerboa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gerbil - small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leapinggerbil - small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
jird - gerbil of northern Africa
Meriones unguiculatus, tamarisk gerbil - a gerbil that is popular as a pet
Meriones longifrons, sand rat - southern European gerbil
Translations
pískomil
hoppemus
Wüstenrennmausmongolische RennmausRennmaus
gerbiili
zamorac
アレチネズミ
게르빌루스쥐
woestijnratgerbilrenmuisspringmuis
gerbilgerbilogerborato-do-deserto
ökenråtta
สัตว์ทะเลทรายขนาดเล็กคล้ายหนู
chuột nhảy

gerbil

[ˈdʒɜːbɪl] Ngerbo m, jerbo m

gerbil

[ˈdʒɜːrbɪl] ngerbille f

gerbil

nWüstenspringmaus f

gerbil

[ˈdʒɜːbɪl] ngerbillo

gerbil

يَرْبُوع pískomil hoppemus Wüstenrennmaus ποντίκι jerbo gerbiili gerbille zamorac gerbillo アレチネズミ 게르빌루스쥐 woestijnrat ørkenrotte myszoskoczek gerbil, gerbo песчанка ökenråtta สัตว์ทะเลทรายขนาดเล็กคล้ายหนู çöl faresi chuột nhảy 沙鼠
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