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jerboa


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jerboa  \Jer*bo"a\,  n.  [Ar.  yarb?'.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  small  jumping  rodent  of  the  genus  {Dipus},  esp.  {D. 
  [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}.] 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  small  jumping 
  rodents,  as  the  {Pedetes  Caffer},  of  the  Cape  of  Good 
  Hope. 
 
  {Jerboa  kangaroo}  (Zo["o]l.),  small  Australian  kangaroo 
  ({Bettongia  penicillata}),  about  the  size  of  a  common 
  hare. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jerboa 
  n  :  mouselike  jumping  rodent 




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