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GERBIL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does gerbil mean? 

GERBIL (noun)
  The noun GERBIL has 1 sense:

1. small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

  Familiarity information: GERBIL used as a noun is very rare.


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GERBIL (noun)


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Meaning:

Small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

gerbil; gerbille

Hypernyms ("gerbil" is a kind of...):

gnawer; gnawing animal; rodent (relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gerbil"):

jird (gerbil of northern Africa)

Meriones unguiculatus; tamarisk gerbil (a gerbil that is popular as a pet)

Meriones longifrons; sand rat (southern European gerbil)

Holonyms ("gerbil" is a member of...):

Gerbillinae; subfamily Gerbillinae (gerbils)


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