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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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In the wild, gerbils live in a complex system of tunnels and burrows, so it is nice to allow your gerbil to have room to burrow in their enclosure.
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Testing the gerbil theory by analyzing DNA from European plague victims' skeletons.
In response, his sister sets up a game between them, with the gerbil running up the boys sleeve and a grand hide and seek game developing, which brings about a change in her brothers attitude to gerbils
To understand the effects of altitude on the size of auditory bullae in the midday gerbil (Meriones meridianus Pallas,1773), 339 adults were collected from areas in Inner Mongolia and northwest China, from -103 m to 3205 m above sea level, and relevant body and skull measurements were taken.