jerboa

/dʒɜˈboʊə / (say jer'bohuh)

noun
1. a small carnivorous marsupial Antechinomys laniger, which inhabits the central desert of Australia and resembles the jerboa (def. 2), although it does not hop; kultarr.
2. any of various mouse-like rodents of the family Dipodidae of North Africa and Asia, with long hind legs used for jumping, and a long tail.
{New Latin, from Medieval Latin jerbōa, from Arabic yerbō`, yarbū` flesh of the loins (from the highly developed thighs)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jerboa — Jer*bo a, n. [Ar. yarb[=u] .] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus {Dipus}, esp. {Dipus [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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jerboa — jerboá s. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  JERBOÁ s. m. mamifer rozător, având labele picioarelor lungi, cu trei degete, care sare şi sapă galerii. (< lat. gerboa) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Jerboa — Jerboa, so v.w. Gerboa …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jerboa — Jerboa, s. Springmäuse …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • jerboa — (n.) small desert rodent, 1660s, Modern Latin, from Arabic jarbu flesh of the loins, also the name of a small jumping rodent of North Africa. Cf. GERBIL (Cf. gerbil) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jerboa — ► NOUN ▪ a desert dwelling rodent with very long hind legs found from North Africa to central Asia. ORIGIN Latin, from Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • jerboa — [jər bō′ə] n. [Ar yarbūʼ] any of a family (Dipodidae) of small, nocturnal, leaping rodents of N Africa and Asia, with very long hind legs …   English World dictionary

  • Jerboa — Taxobox name = Jerboa fossil range = Middle Miocene Recent image width = 200px image caption = Jaculus jaculus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia superfamilia = Dipodoidea familia = Dipodidae familia authority …   Wikipedia

  • jerboa — /jeuhr boh euh, jer /, n. any of various mouselike rodents of North Africa and Asia, as of the genera Jaculus and Dipus, with long hind legs used for jumping. [1655 65; < NL < Ar yarbu ; see GERBIL] * * * ▪ rodent Introduction       any of 33… …   Universalium

  • jerboa — urvinis šokliukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alactagulus pygmaeus angl. jerboa; lesser five toed jerboa; little earth hare vok. Erdhase; Zwergpferdespringer; Zwergspringer rus. земляной зайчик;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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