[ground-hog, -hawg]
Also, ground hog.

1650–60, Americanism; ground1 + hog Unabridged
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groundhog (ˈɡraʊndˌhɒɡ)
another name for woodchuck

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Example sentences
For fashion people, the first signal of a new season is not the groundhog.
Active groundhog burrows can be easily identified by mounds of fresh dirt located at the burrow entrances.
Den in abandoned groundhog burrows, hollow log or rock crevice.
The animal was originally a badger, not a groundhog.
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