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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gerbil  \Ger"bil\,  Gerbille  \Ger`bille"\,  n.  [F.  gerbille.  Cf 
  {Jerboa}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  small  jumping,  murine  rodents,  of 
  the  genus  {Gerbillus}.  In  their  leaping  powers  they  resemble 
  the  jerboa.  They  inhabit  Africa,  India,  and  Southern  Europe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gerbil 
  n  :  small  Old  World  burrowing  desert  rodent  with  long  soft  pale 
  fur  and  hind  legs  adapted  for  leaping  [syn:  {gerbille}] 




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