Definitions of gopher
  1. noun
    any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
    synonyms: ground squirrel, spermophile
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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
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    a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
  2. noun
    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
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    pocket rat
    any of various rodents with cheek pouches
  3. noun
    burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
    synonyms: Gopherus polypemus, gopher tortoise, gopher turtle
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    usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
  4. noun
    a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
    synonyms: goffer
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    busy bee, dynamo, eager beaver, live wire, sharpie, sharpy
    an alert and energetic person
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