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

  • n. See gopher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae, the "true" gophers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomydæ. They have large external cheek pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the Pacific. Called also pouched gopher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American rodent quadruped of the family Geomyidæ so called from the large pockets or external cheek-pouches. Also pocket-rat. See cut under Geomyidæ.

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

  • n. burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America

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