Definition of jird in English:

jird

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Pronunciation: /dʒəːd
 
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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
    More 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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