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ground squirrel


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several burrowing or terrestrial squirrels of the genus Citellus or Spermophilus, including many species that hibernate during the winter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various squirrel-like borrowing rodents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of the African genus Xerus, allied to Tamias.

from The 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.
  • n. An African squirrel of the genus Xerus. Sclater.

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

  • 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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  • Is not the mantled ground squirrel not unlike the mounted liger?

    October 29, 2011

  • I nominate uselessness to do sound effects.

    October 26, 2011

  • Since it is Eichhörnchen, is it de capo?

    October 26, 2011

  • We need a list of Madeupical Classical Music. Perhaps ruzuzu might do it when she's stopped all the rucking.

    October 26, 2011

  • Mmmmm. Delicious Eichhörnchen.

    October 25, 2011

  • My favorite is Variatio 30. Quodlibet. a 1 Clav., the famous quodlibet of "Ich bin solang nicht bei dir g'west, ruck her, ruck her" and "Kraut und Rüben haben mich vertrieben, hätt mein' Mutter Eichhörnchen gekocht, wär ich länger blieben."

    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

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

    October 25, 2011

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

    October 25, 2011

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

    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

  • 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

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

    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

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

    I have standards.

    October 24, 2011

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

    October 24, 2011