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1. (Animals) a jerboa, Jaculus orientalis, inhabiting the deserts of N Africa
2. (Military) informal Brit a soldier who served in North Africa with the British 7th Armoured Division in 1941–42
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|Noun||1.||desert rat - any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico; largest members of the family Heteromyidae|
pocket rat - any of various rodents with cheek pouches
n (Brit fig inf) → Wüstensoldat m