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spermophile

Definitions of spermophile
  1. noun
    any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
    synonyms: gopher, ground squirrel
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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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