Jird definition

jûrd
Any of various small burrowing rodents chiefly of the genus Meriones found in arid regions of Africa and Asia, having large dark eyes and a long furry tail and including the domesticated gerbil.
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Noun

Singular:
jird
Plural:
jirds

Origin of jird

  • Colloquial Maghrebi Arabic jird rat, jird ultimately from Arabic juraḏ grḏ in Semitic roots

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