Jerboa
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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  • 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 — /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… …   Australian English dictionary

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