jird

[jeerd]
noun
  1. any of several species of small, burrowing rodents of the genus Meriones, subfamily Gerbillinae, inhabiting dry regions of Asia and northern Africa.
  2. gerbil(def 2).

Origin of jird

said to be < Berber
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