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ground squirrel


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several terrestrial squirrels of the genus Spermophilus of Eurasia and North America, most of which live in burrows and hibernate during the winter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An African squirrel of the genus Xerus. Sclater.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various squirrel-like borrowing rodents.

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

  • noun any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
  • noun small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches


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  • Also delicious as a condiment. Why not sprinkle some liberally over your next salad?

    October 24, 2011

  • Only if it's free-range and mange-free.

    I have standards.

    October 24, 2011

  • Study the ground squirrel so that you may become one with him.

    Apparently ground squirrel was an important condiment in "The Elvenbane".

    October 24, 2011

  • Study the sionnach so that you may become one with him.

    October 24, 2011

  • In my ESL group of Hmong kindergarteners, we were going around the table and practicing finishing the sentence "I like to eat ____." (What do you like to eat, Pajoua? I like to eat pizza!) and one of them said squirrels. No, he was quite serious. He added, "Yum."

    October 25, 2011

  • My grandfather has eaten squirrels and possums and raccoons and rabbits and mallards and iguanas and moose (and endless moo-cows). He draws the line at muskrat, however.

    October 25, 2011

  • This page is in dire need of sound effects! Any volunteers?

    October 25, 2011

  • Who is going to carry on (carrion) the mantled ground squirrel?

    October 25, 2011

  • Not it! (I'm too busy listing squirrel variations.)

    October 25, 2011

  • I initially read 'zuzu's comment as "I'm too busy listening to squirrel variations", and I thought to myself, "Bach was even more prolific than I thought".

    October 25, 2011