gopher

Primary Meanings of gopher

1.
n
any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
2.
n
a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
Full Definitions of gopher
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n any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops

Synonyms:
ground squirrel, spermophile
Types:
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Citellus leucurus, antelope chipmunk, antelope squirrel, whitetail antelope squirrel
small ground squirrel of western United States
Citellus lateralis, mantled ground squirrel
common black-striped reddish-brown ground squirrel of western North America; resembles a large chipmunk
Citellus citellus, souslik, suslik
rather large central Eurasian ground squirrel
Citellus richardsoni, Richardson ground squirrel, flickertail
of sagebrush and grassland areas of western United States and Canada
Citellus variegatus, rock squirrel
large grey ground squirrel of rocky areas of the southwestern United States
Arctic ground squirrel, Citellus parryi, parka squirrel
large ground squirrel of the North American far north
Type of:
squirrel
a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail

n burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America

Synonyms:
pocket gopher, pouched rat
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Geomys bursarius, plains pocket gopher
gopher of chiefly grasslands of central North America
Geomys pinetis, southeastern pocket gopher
gopher of Alabama and Georgia and Florida
Thomomys bottae, valley pocket gopher
of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States
Thomomys talpoides, northern pocket gopher
greyish to brown gopher of western and central United States
Type of:
pocket rat
any of various rodents with cheek pouches

n burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America

Synonyms:
Gopherus polypemus, gopher tortoise, gopher turtle
Type of:
tortoise
usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
2

n a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)

Synonyms:
goffer
Type of:
busy bee, eager beaver, live wire, sharpie, sharpy
an alert and energetic person

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