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suslik

[suhs-lik] /ˈsʌs lɪk/
noun
1.
a common ground squirrel or spermophile, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
2.
the fur of this animal.
Also, souslik.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Russian súslik, Old Russian susolŭ, akin to Czech, Slovak sysel, Polish suseł, Bulgarian sŭsel ground squirrel, rat, perhaps ultimately from an imitative v. base *sys-, *sus- whistle, hiss
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suslik

/ˈsʌslɪk/
noun
1.
a central Eurasian ground squirrel, Citellus citellus, of dry open areas, having large eyes and small ears
Word Origin
from Russian
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souslik

any of the 13 species of Eurasian ground squirrels belonging to the genus Spermophilus.

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