Meaning of XERUS in English

XERUS

/zear"euhs/ , n.

an African ground squirrel of the genus Xerus, having spiny fur, very short ears, and a long tail, and including the species X. rutilus of northeastern Africa and X. erythropus of western and central Africa.

[ xerós dry, perh. in reference to its rough fur ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .