ground hog
Woodchuck Wood"chuck`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) A common large North American marmot ({Arctomys monax}). It is usually reddish brown, more or less grizzled with gray. It makes extensive burrows, and is often injurious to growing crops. Called also {ground hog}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The yaffle, or green woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Ground hog — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground hog — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground|hog — ground hog or ground|hog «GROWND HOG, HG», noun. 1. = woodchuck. (Cf. ↑woodchuck) 2. = sandhog. (Cf. ↑sandhog) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground hog — or ground|hog «GROWND HOG, HG», noun. 1. = woodchuck. (Cf. ↑woodchuck) 2. = sandhog. (Cf. ↑sandhog) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground hog — groundhog ground hog , ground hog ground hog (ground h[o^]g ), n. A reddish brown North American burrowing marmot ({Marmota monax}), also called the {woodchuck}. It hibernates in the winter. Syn: woodchuck, {Marmota monax}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground hog — miškinis švilpikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Marmota monax angl. ground hog; groundhog; woodchuck vok. Wald Murmeltier rus. лесной сурок pranc. marmotte commune; monax ryšiai: platesnis terminas …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • ground-hog — n. Woodchuck, American marmot (Arctomys monax) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ground·hog — /ˈgraʊndˌhɑːg/ noun, pl hogs [count] : ↑woodchuck …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground-hog — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground-hog day — «GROWND HOG, HG», February 2, the day when the woodchuck (ground hog) is believed to come out of his hole. If the sun is shining and he sees his shadow, the ground hog goes back in his hole and winter continues for six more weeks …   Useful english dictionary

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