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ˈdʒɜr bəlger·bil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gerbil, gerbille(noun)

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


  1. gerbil(Noun)

    To rotate inside a monowheel or similar apparatus due to sudden acceleration or braking.

    Etymology: gerbille, from gerbo, from يربوع.

  2. gerbil(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: gerbille, from gerbo, from يربوع.

  3. gerbil(Noun)

    To insert a small animal into the rectum of a person.

    Etymology: gerbille, from gerbo, from يربوع.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gerbil(noun)

    alt. of Gerbille


  1. Gerbil

    A gerbil is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Once known simply as "desert rats", the gerbil subfamily includes about 110 species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents, including sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to arid habitats. Most are primarily diurnal, and almost all are omnivorous. The word "gerbil" is a diminutive form of "jerboa", though the jerboas are an unrelated group of rodents occupying a similar ecological niche. One Mongolian species, Meriones unguiculatus, also known as the clawed jird, is a gentle and hardy animal that has become a popular pet. It was first brought from China to Paris, France in the 19th century, and became a popular house pet. It was then brought to the United States in 1954 by Dr. Victor Schwentker for use in research. Gerbils are typically between six and 12 inches long, including the tail, which makes up about one-half of their total length. One species, the great gerbil, or Rhombomys opimus, originally native to Turkmenistan, can grow to more than 16 inches. The average adult gerbil weighs about 2.5 oz..

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gerbil in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gerbil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gerbil in a Sentence

  1. Sherry Arfa:

    It’s just like with any animal, you can have the nicest dog and they could bite somebody, it’s no guarantee, if it was a gerbil or something that your grandkid had hiding under the bed, I ’m sure that would be fine. But a squirrel is a wild animal.

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