pocket-gopher

pocket gopher

noun
any of numerous burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, of western and southern North America and Central America, having large, external, fur-lined cheek pouches.
Also called gopher, pocket rat, pouched rat.


Origin:
1870–75, Amer.

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pocket gopher
 
n
the full name for gopher

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