Meaning of XERUS in English
/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 . 2012