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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of three superfamilies of simplicident Rodentia, comprising the Anomaluridæ, Sciuridæ, Ischyromyidæ (fossil), Haplodontidæ, and Castoridæ, or the scaletails, squirrels in a broad sense, sewellels, and beavers: correlated with Myomorpha and Hystricomorpha, and also with Lagomorpha of the duplicident series.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.

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