suslik

suslik

[suhs-lik]
noun
1.
a common ground squirrel or spermophile, Spermophilus (Citellus ) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
2.
the fur of this animal.
Also, souslik.


Origin:
1765–75; < 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 or souslik (ˈsʌslɪk)
 
n
a central Eurasian ground squirrel, Citellus citellus, of dry open areas, having large eyes and small ears
 
[from Russian]
 
souslik or souslik
 
n
 
[from Russian]

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suslik

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

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