any of a family (Dipodidae) of small, nocturnal, leaping rodents of N Africa and Asia, with very long hind legs
Origin of jerboaArabic yarb??
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.
Origin of jerboaMedieval Latin jerbōa from Arabic jarbū'
From Arabic يربوع.