Jerboa meaning

jər-bōə
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.
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Any of a family (Dipodidae) of small, nocturnal, leaping rodents of N Africa and Asia, with very long hind legs.
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Any of a number of species comprising most of the family Dipodidae, native to the deserts of Asia and northern Africa, being a small, jumping rodent with a long tufted tail, very small forefeet and very long hind legs.
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Origin of jerboa

  • Medieval Latin jerbōa from Arabic jarbū‘

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic يربوع.

    From Wiktionary