Definition of jird in English:

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jird

Pronunciation: /jərd/

noun

A long-tailed burrowing rodent related to the gerbils, found in deserts and steppes from North Africa to China.
  • Genus Meriones, family Muridae: several species, in particular M. unguiculatus, popular as a pet
Example sentences
  • Popular names are Mongolian gerbil and clawed jird.
  • Most bushy tail jirds welcome cage companions but they treat humans like part of their terrain to be explored.
  • Male jirds naturally spend most of their time above ground and can be housed in a cage or tank.

Origin

From Berber (a)gherda.

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