pocket gopher

Definitions of pocket gopher
  1. noun
    burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
    synonyms: 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
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