Definition of jerboa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jerboa

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dʒɜːˈbəʊə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɜːrˈboʊə//
 
 
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a rat with very long back legs, which lives in deserts in Africa, the Middle East and Asia Word Origin mid 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Arabic yarbū“.
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