American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several burrowing or terrestrial squirrels of the genus Citellus or Spermophilus, including many species that hibernate during the winter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A terrestrial squirrel-like rodent, as one of the genera Spermophilus and Tamias: especially applied in the United States to species of the latter genus, as Tamias striatus, the hackee or chipmunk. In the United States, where there are more kinds of ground-squirrel than in any other part of the world, those of the genus Spermophilus are mostly called
gophers, by confusion with the entirely different animals of the genera Geomys and Thomomys. See chipmunk, gopher, and spermophile.
- n. An African squirrel of the genus Xerus. Sclater.
- n. Any of various squirrel-like borrowing rodents.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any species of the African genus Xerus, allied to Tamias.
- n. any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
- n. small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches
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