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 for Jerboa
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jerboa \Jer*bo"a\, n. [Ar. yarb[=u]`.] (Zool.)
     Any small jumping rodent of the genus Dipus, esp. Dipus
     Aegyptius, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent
     countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long
     tail. [Written also gerboa.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is also applied to other small jumping
           rodents, as the Pedetes Caffer, of the Cape of Good
           Hope.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Jerboa kangaroo (Zool.), small Australian kangaroo
        ({Bettongia penicillata), about the size of a common
        hare.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jerboa
      n 1: mouselike jumping rodent

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