pocket gopher

pocket gopher
noun Date: 1873 gopher 2a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pocket gopher — Pocket Pock et (p[o^]k [e^]t), n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F. pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of Teutonic origin. See {Poke} a pocket, and cf. {Poach} to cook eggs, to plunder, and {Pouch}.] 1. A bag or pouch;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pocket gopher — 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

  • pocket gopher — ☆ pocket gopher n. GOPHER1 (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Pocket gopher — Taxobox name = Pocket gophers fossil range = Early Oligocene Recent image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia superfamilia = Geomyoidea familia = Geomyidae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1845… …   Wikipedia

  • pocket gopher — any of numerous burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, of western and southern North America and Central America, having large, external, fur lined cheek pouches. Also called gopher, pocket rat, pouched rat. See illus. under gopher1. [1870 75 …   Universalium

  • pocket gopher — noun burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America • Syn: ↑gopher, ↑pouched rat • Hypernyms: ↑pocket rat • Hyponyms: ↑plains pocket gopher, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pocket gopher — pock′et go pher n. mam gopher I, 1) • Etymology: 1870–75, Amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pocket gopher — noun A burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae, the true gophers …   Wiktionary

  • pocket gopher — /ˈpɒkət goʊfə/ (say pokuht gohfuh) noun → gopher1 (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mountain Pocket Gopher — Pocket mountain gopher Mountain Pocket Gopher Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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