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 {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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  • kangaroo — kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo apple — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo grass — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo hare — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kangaroo mouse — kangaroo kan ga*roo , n. [Said to be the native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family {Macropodid[ae]}. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and… …   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

  • kangaroo jerboa — noun brush tailed rat kangaroo • Syn: ↑jerboa kangaroo • Hypernyms: ↑rat kangaroo, ↑kangaroo rat • Member Holonyms: ↑Bettongia, ↑genus Bettongia * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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