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groundhog

[ground-hog, -hawg] /ˈgraʊndˌhɒg, -hɔg/
noun
1.
Also, ground hog.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60, Americanism; ground1 + hog
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Examples from the web for groundhog
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for groundhog

groundhog

/ˈɡraʊndˌhɒɡ/
noun
1.
another name for woodchuck
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Word Origin and History for groundhog
n.

1784, from ground (n.) + hog (n.). Also known colloquially as a whistlepig, and cf. aardvark. Ground Hog Day first recorded 1871, American English.

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