gerbil

Definitions of gerbil
1

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

Synonyms:
gerbille
Types:
jird
gerbil of northern Africa
Meriones unguiculatus, tamarisk gerbil
a gerbil that is popular as a pet
Meriones longifrons, sand rat
southern European gerbil
Type of:
gnawer, rodent
relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.