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ground squirrel

noun
1.
any of several terrestrial rodents of the squirrel family, as of the genus Citellus and chipmunks of the genus Tamias. circ;circ;
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for ground-squirrel

ground squirrel

noun
1.
any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Citellus and related genera, resembling chipmunks and occurring in North America, E Europe, and Asia Also called gopher
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