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Meaning of "xerus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XERUS

xerus  [ˈzɪərəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XERUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xerus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XERUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

xerus

African ground squirrel

African ground squirrels form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae. They are only found in Africa. There is another African ground squirrel of the genus Atlantoxerus, the Atlantoxerus getulus present in southwestern Morocco and northern Western Sahara. It is invasive in the Canary Islands since an introduction in 1971. There are four species of African ground squirrels divided into three subgenera: ▪ Genus Xerus ▪ Subgenus Euxerus ▪ Striped Ground Squirrel, Xerus erythropus ▪ Subgenus Geosciurus ▪ Cape Ground Squirrel, Xerus inauris ▪ Damara Ground Squirrel, Xerus princeps ▪ Subgenus Xerus ▪ Unstriped Ground Squirrel, Xerus rutilus The squirrels live in open woodlands, grasslands, or rocky country. They are diurnal and terrestrial, living in burrows. Their diet is roots, seeds, fruits, pods, grains, insects, small vertebrates and bird eggs. They live in colonies similar to North American prairie dogs, and have similar behavior. Kept as pets, they run free as house cats do, otherwise farmers consider them pests.

Definition of xerus in the English dictionary

The definition of xerus in the dictionary is a member of a genus of African ground squirrels.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XERUS


Ahasuerus
əˌhæzjuːˈɪərəs
cerous
ˈsɪərəs
dangerous
ˈdeɪndʒərəs
desirous
dɪˈzaɪərəs
Epirus
ɪˈpaɪərəs
meteorous
ˈmiːtɪərəs
morbillivirus
mɔːˈbɪlɪˈvaɪərəs
mycovirus
ˈmaɪkəʊˌvaɪərəs
myxovirus
ˈmɪksəʊˌvaɪərəs
oncovirus
ˌɒŋkəʊˈvaɪərəs
papillomavirus
ˌpæpɪˈləʊməˌvaɪərəs
paramyxovirus
ˌpærəˈmɪksəʊˌvaɪərəs
poxvirus
ˈpɒksˌvaɪərəs
reovirus
ˈriːəʊˌvaɪərəs
sclerous
ˈsklɪərəs
serous
ˈsɪərəs
Severus
sɪˈvɪərəs
subvirus
ˈsʌbˌvaɪərəs
togavirus
ˈtəʊɡəˌvaɪərəs
undesirous
ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XERUS

xerophile
xerophilous
xerophily
xerophthalmia
xerophthalmic
xerophyte
xerophytic
xerophytically
xerophytism
xeroradiography
xerosere
xerosis
xerostoma
xerostomia
xerothermic
xerotic
xerotripses
xerotripsis

WORDS THAT END LIKE XERUS

a sop to Cerberus
antivirus
Belarus
Cerberus
chorus
cirrus
citrus
Cyprus
Cyrus
Hesperus
Horus
humerus
icterus
kernicterus
Lazarus
Taurus
thesaurus
trachypterus
uterus
virus

Synonyms and antonyms of xerus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xerus» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

xerus
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xerus
570 millions of speakers

English

xerus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xerus
380 millions of speakers
ar

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xerus
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Xerus
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xerus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xerus
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xerus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xerus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

xerus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

xerus
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

xerus
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xerus
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

xerus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xerus
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Xerus
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

xerus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Xerus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

inauris
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Xerus
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xerus
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

xerus
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Xerus
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

xerus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xerus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xerus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XERUS»

The term «xerus» is normally little used and occupies the 121.582 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about xerus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XERUS»

Discover the use of xerus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xerus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Xerus Won't Allow It
Xerus is convinced that more rules and regulations will keep order in the town of Sweet Pickles, until she finds that she has to follow the rules too.
Ruth Lerner Perle, 1978
2
Ardipithecus Kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle ...
TABLE 5.11 Dental Measurements of the Sciurid Genera Xerus and Paraxerus  : Measurements are in mm. well as the fossilized lower teeth of X. erythropus from Omo Member B (Table 5.11). The teeth of X. erythropus are more inflated, ...
Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Giday WoldeGabriel, 2009
3
Mammals of Africa
Xerus erythropus STRIPED GRouND SQuIRREL (AFRICAN GRouND SQuIRREL , WEST AFRICAN GRouNI) SQuIRRFL, GEoFFREY's GRouNI) SQuIRREL) Fr. Ecureuil fouisseur du Sahel; Ger. Gestreiftes Erdhornchen Xerus erythropus (E.
Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Thomas Butynski, 2013
4
Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in ...
2.6 Lower (left) and upper (right) toothrows of Xerus janenschi. EP 292/04 ( mandible with P/4-M/2) from Loc. 18 (Upper Ndolanya Beds) and EP 2356/98 ( maxilla with P4-M3/) from Loc. 18 (Upper Ndolanya Beds). Scale bar indicates 1 mm ...
Terry Harrison, 2011
5
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic ...
Xerus Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833. Symb. Phys. Mamm., vol. 1, sig. Ee, pl. 9. type species: Sciurus (Xerus) brachyotus Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1832 (= Sciurus rutilus Cretzchmar, 1828). synonyms: Euxerus Thomas, 1909; Geosciurus ...
Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder, 2005
6
Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide
Interestingly, SS1 astronaut, Mike Melville experienced his ®rst rocket vehicle when ̄ying the EZ-Rocket. XCOR now has a ®rm base of experience concerning rocket-powered ̄ight and is currently involved in the design of the Xerus craft, ...
Erik Seedhouse, 2008
7
Palladium Eastern Empires
He speaks of brushing away the tall poppies like a latterday Tarquin, and restoring the patrician elite to their rightful rule”. “And yet you never mentioned this before. Passing strange. You know more than you let on, XerusXerus fixed his good ...
Marc Y. Lane, 2012
8
Squirrels of the World
Xerus. Hemprich. and. Ehrenberg,. 1833. destroy plants by consuming the underground roots. Although diurnal, it will adjust its activity to the season. During the summer it is in its burrow during the hottest part of midday, and during the winter it ...
Richard W. Thorington, Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, 2012
9
Spaceplanes: From Airport to Spaceport
XCOR Aerospace, based at Mojave Spaceport, California, is developing the versatile Xerus suborbital spaceplane, to be powered by in-house rocket engines featuring XCOR piston pumps. These new pumps promise greater reliability than  ...
Matthew A. Bentley, 2009
10
Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide
In Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide, Richard W. Thorington Jr. and Katie Ferrell unveil the fascinating world of one of the "most watched" mammals on the planet. The diversity of squirrels is astounding.
Richard W. Thorington, Jr., Katie E. Ferrell, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XERUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xerus is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Column: The ABCs of getting through a hot summer
Now X is for XERUS, a coarse-haired, long-tailed African ground squirrel which has migrated to Columbia and which digs a deep hole in the summertime and ... «The State, Jul 15»
2
The Younger Reader: new children's books
For each letter there are animals to match — from one for “x” (a xerus) to 18 for “s,” including seal, sloth and squid. And for each letter, one animal appears eight ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
3
31 januari Betuwse Starterslunch te Lienden
Xerus ZZP Support, Rabobank West Betuwe, Kooijman Autogroep en diverse ZZP'ers, waaronder Rode Rups, Starters Xpress en Inventiv Media, organiseren ... «StadTiel.nl, Jan 15»
4
Tata Motors liquida definitivamente su fábrica de Zaragoza
... y reiniciar la fabricación de tres modelos de autobuses: el Area para transporte urbano, el Intea dedicado a las cercanías y el Xerus, de largo recorrido. «El Mundo, Nov 14»
5
Open Coffee Voorst zoekt vervanger
Ze gaat Xerus verlaten en gaat elders een nieuwe uitdaging aan. Theo van Hardeveld van Xerus, neemt de komende twee keren het stokje over. Zo kan Xerus ... «DeOndernemer.nl, Sep 14»
6
Warthogs and primates in the Meru Conservation Area, central …
Photograph by Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski. Adult male unstriped ground squirrel (Xerus rutilus), Kora National Park. Photograph by Yvonne de Jong & Tom ... «NatGeo News Watch, Aug 14»
7
Photos: Biodiversity of Northern Kenya´s Huri Hills and Mount Forole
Unstriped ground squirrel (Xerus rutilus) on a pile of lava rocks north-west of the Huri Hills, central-north Kenya. Photograph by Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski. «NatGeo News Watch, Jan 14»
8
Autocares Molinero incorpora a su flota un nuevo vehículo con …
NEXOBUS.com / La entrega de esta vehículo, que cuenta con carrocería Xerus de Tata Hispano, se realizó en las instalaciones de Autocares Molinero, S.L. en ... «Nexotur, Dec 12»
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Arriva Esfera incorpora 10 autocares Iveco C-45 SRI con carrocería …
Arriva Esfera incorpora 10 autocares Iveco C-45 SRI con carrocería Xerus de ... incorporar a su flota, todos ellos Iveco C-45 con carrocería Tata-Hispano Xerus. «Noticias de Transporte, Apr 12»
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Autocares Juanfran del grupo Europamundo, incorpora un nuevo …
NEXOBUS.com / El operador Autocares Juanfran, perteneciente al grupo Europamundo y sito en Navalcarnero, Madrid, ha adquirido un nuevo Xerus de 15m ... «Nexotur, Jan 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xerus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xerus>. Feb 2020 ».
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