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Noun: ground squirrel  grawnd skwu-rul
  1. Small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches
    - eastern chipmunk, hackee, striped squirrel, Tamias striatus
  2. Any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
    - gopher, spermophile

Derived forms: ground squirrels

Type of: squirrel

Part of: Citellus, genus Citellus, genus Spermophilus, genus Tamias, Spermophilus, Tamias

Encyclopedia: Ground squirrel