leopard marmot
Gopher Go"pher, n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See {Gauffer}.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera {Geomys} and {Thomomys}, of the family {Geomyid[ae]}; -- called also {pocket gopher} and {pouched rat}. See {Pocket gopher}, and {Tucan}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name was originally given by French settlers to many burrowing rodents, from their honeycombing the earth. [1913 Webster]

2. One of several western American species of the genus {Spermophilus}, of the family {Sciurid[ae]}; as, the gray gopher ({Spermophilus Franklini}) and the striped gopher ({S. tridecemlineatus}); -- called also {striped prairie squirrel}, {leopard marmot}, and {leopard spermophile}. See {Spermophile}. [1913 Webster]

3. A large land tortoise ({Testudo Carilina}) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows. [1913 Webster]

4. A large burrowing snake ({Spilotes Couperi}) of the Southern United States. [1913 Webster]

{Gopher drift} (Mining), an irregular prospecting drift, following or seeking the ore without regard to regular grade or section. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leopard marmot — Leopard Leop ard (l[e^]p [ e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l[ e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo pardos; le wn lion + pa rdos pard. See {Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, savage, carnivorous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leopard — Leop ard (l[e^]p [ e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l[ e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo pardos; le wn lion + pa rdos pard. See {Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, savage, carnivorous mammal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • leopard spermophile — Gopher Go pher, n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See {Gauffer}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera {Geomys} and {Thomomys}, of the family {Geomyid[ae]}; called also {pocket gopher} and {pouched rat}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hunting leopard — Leopard Leop ard (l[e^]p [ e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l[ e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo pardos; le wn lion + pa rdos pard. See {Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, savage, carnivorous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snow Leopard — Taxobox name = Snow LeopardMSW3 Wozencraft | pages = 548|id=14000269] status = EN status system = iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN2008|assessors=Jackson, R., Mallon, D., McCarthy, T., Chundaway, R.A. Habib, B.|year=2008|id=22732|title=Panthera… …   Wikipedia

  • Felis Bengalensis — Leopard Leop ard (l[e^]p [ e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l[ e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo pardos; le wn lion + pa rdos pard. See {Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, savage, carnivorous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Felis leopardus — Leopard Leop ard (l[e^]p [ e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l[ e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo pardos; le wn lion + pa rdos pard. See {Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, savage, carnivorous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Felis pardus — Leopard Leop ard (l[e^]p [ e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l[ e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo pardos; le wn lion + pa rdos pard. See {Lion}, and {Pard}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, savage, carnivorous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gopher — Go pher, n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See {Gauffer}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera {Geomys} and {Thomomys}, of the family {Geomyid[ae]}; called also {pocket gopher} and {pouched rat}. See {Pocket …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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