Gopher State

Gopher State
Gopher State Go"pher State Minnesota; -- a nickname alluding to the abundance of gophers. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Gopher State — noun a midwestern state • Syn: ↑Minnesota, ↑North Star State, ↑MN • Instance Hypernyms: ↑American state • Part Holonyms: ↑United States, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gopher State — Minnesota (used as a nickname). * * * …   Universalium

  • Gopher State — Minnesota …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Gopher State class crane ship — The Gopher State class crane ships of the United States Navy are a class of auxiliary vessels. The lead ship of the class is named in honor of the state of Minnesota.All three vessels of the class were former Sea Witch class container ships built …   Wikipedia

  • SS Gopher State (T-ACS-4) — The SS Gopher State (T ACS 4), lead ship of the Gopher State class crane ships, is a support auxiliary of the United States Navy, acting as a pre positioning auxiliary for the United States Army and United States Marine Corps.SS Gopher State is… …   Wikipedia

  • The Gopher State — «штат сусликов». Это презрительное прозвище штата Миннесота наиболее известно повсеместно в США В степных сельскохозяйственных районах штата полосатый суслик был настолько распространен, что был подлинным бедствием для минне сотских фермеров. В… …   Словарь топонимов США

  • Gopher — may refer to:* Gopher (animal), including: ** True gopher, i.e. pocket gopher or member of Geomyidae, native to North America ** Richardson s Ground Squirrel, a species of Spermophilus ** Ground squirrel, in a loose general sense, Sciuridae **… …   Wikipedia

  • gopher — ☆ gopher1 [gō′fər ] n. [< ? Fr gaufre, honeycomb (see GOFFER): so called from its habit of burrowing] 1. any of a family (Geomyidae) of burrowing rodents about the size of a large rat, with wide cheek pouches; pocket gopher 2. any of a number… …   English World dictionary

  • State nicknames and symbols — ▪ Table State nicknames and symbols state state tree state bird state flower state nickname(s) motto United States bald eagle* rose In God We Trust Alabama southern (longleaf) pine yellowhammer camellia Cotton State, Yellowhammer State, Heart of… …   Universalium

  • state — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. condition, shape (inf.), kilter (inf.), category, estate, lot, makeup (inf.); case, mood, disposition, temper; pickle, contretemps, quandary, dilemma, plight; aspect, appearance; constitution,… …   English dictionary for students

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