gerboa
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}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other small jumping rodents, as the {Pedetes Caffer}, of the Cape of Good Hope. [1913 Webster]

{Jerboa kangaroo} (Zo["o]l.), small Australian kangaroo ({Bettongia penicillata}), about the size of a common hare. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gerboa — Ger*bo a, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The jerboa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gerbōa — Gerbōa, Art aus der Gattung Schnellthier, s. Dipus, bes. so v.w. Dipus sagitta, zwischen dem Don u. der Wolga, in der Mongolei etc …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gerboa — ger·bò·a s.m.inv. TS zool.com. roditore del genere Iaculo (Jaculus orientalis) diffuso nei deserti della Tripolitania e della Cirenaica {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1875. ETIMO: dall ingl. jerboa, dall ar. dial. jerbū , v. anche gerbillo …   Dizionario italiano

  • gerbille — [ ʒɛrbij ] n. f. • 1804; lat. zool. gerbillus, de gerboa → gerboise ♦ Petit rongeur des savanes et des déserts apparenté aux rats et souris. Gerbille de l Inde. Petite gerbille d Égypte. ● gerbille nom féminin (latin scientifique gerbillus, de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gerboise — [ ʒɛrbwaz ] n. f. • 1712; gerbo 1700; lat. zool. gerboa, ar. maghrébin gerbu, class. yarbu ♦ Petit rongeur d Asie et d Afrique, bien adapté au saut grâce à ses pattes postérieures quatre fois plus longues que les antérieures. ● gerboise nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Schnellthier — (Dipus Gmel.), Gattung der Familie der Springmäuse aus der Ordnung der Nagethiere; ausgezeichnet durch sehr langen, am Ende zweizeilig stark behaarten Schwanz, breiten Kopf, vorstehende Augen, vorzüglich sehr lange Hinterfüße (vermittelst welcher …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bettongia penicillata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dipus AEgyptius — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 kangaroo — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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