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jer·bo·a

 (jər-bō′ə)
n.
Any of various small nocturnal leaping rodents of the family Dipodidae of Asia and northern Africa, having long hind legs and a long tufted tail.

[Medieval Latin jerbōa, from Arabic jarbū'.]

jerboa

(dʒɜːˈbəʊə)
n
(Animals) any small nocturnal burrowing rodent of the family Dipodidae, inhabiting dry regions of Asia and N Africa, having pale sandy fur, large ears, and long hind legs specialized for jumping
[C17: from New Latin, from Arabic yarbū`]

jer•bo•a

(dʒərˈboʊ ə, dʒɛr-)

n., pl. -bo•as.
any small leaping rodent of the family Dipodidae, of N Africa and Asia, with a long tail and long hind legs.
[1655–65; < New Latin < Arabic yarbū‘; compare gerbil]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jerboa - mouselike jumping rodentjerboa - mouselike jumping rodent    
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Dipodidae, family Dipodidae - Old World jerboas
typical jerboa - small nocturnal jumping rodent with long hind legs; of arid parts of Asia and northern Africa
Jaculus jaculus - a variety of jerboa
Translations
Wüstenspringmaus
aavikkojerboaavikkorotta
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The correct answer was the jerboa, a desert-dwelling rodent found in North Africa and depicted on the 7th Armoured Division's insignia.
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Dee and Uy edged Christopher Yam and Jerboa Go, who pooled a 157, while Tommy Sliman and Joe Sullivan scored a 154 to finish third in Cangolf's premier member-guest tournament event held in memory of the former House Speaker.
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