1A burrowing mouselike rodent that is specially adapted to living in arid conditions, found in Africa and Asia.
- In this study we measured the strategy-specific foraging traits of gerbils under both laboratory conditions and in the field.
- While most of us are all too willing to cuddle guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, pet mice and even ferrets, brown rats produce a reaction of almost universal revulsion.
- At school, our classroom had a small rodent zoo consisting of two rabbits, three hamsters, a litter of baby gerbils and a guinea pig.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of gerbil in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.