ground squirrel

Primary Meanings of ground squirrel

1.
n
small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches
2.
n
any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
Full Definitions of ground squirrel
1

n small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches

Synonyms:
Tamias striatus, eastern chipmunk, hackee, striped squirrel
Type of:
squirrel
a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
2

n any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops

Synonyms:
gopher, 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

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