1. gerbil

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


  • Meriones longifrons
  • Gerbillinae
  • gnawer
  • subfamily Gerbillinae
  • Meriones unguiculatus
  • tamarisk gerbil
  • jird
  • rodent
  • sand rat


  • gerbille (French)
  • gerbo (Latin)

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Sentences with gerbil

1. Noun, singular or mass
The gerbil may then use the dust bowl to go to the bathroom, but will no longer play in it while it is dirty.

2. Noun, plural
Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have your gerbil examined for fleas.

3. Adjective
Wearing long sleeves gives your gerbil traction to climb up your arm, sit on your shoulder and inspect your face.