ground squirrel

ground squirrel
Chipmunk Chip"munk`, n. [Indian name.] (Zo["o]l.) A squirrel-like animal of the genus {Tamias}, sometimes called the {striped squirrel}, {chipping squirrel}, {ground squirrel}, {hackee}. The common species of the United States is the {Tamias striatus}. [Written also {chipmonk}, {chipmuck}, and {chipmuk}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • ground squirrel — squirrel that lives in burrows under the ground (not in trees) …   English contemporary dictionary

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