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striped gopher

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noun
  1. a ground squirrel marked with stripes, especially the thirteen-lined ground squirrel.

Origin of striped gopher

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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Historical Examples

  • The animals known as the "grey-gopher" and the "striped-gopher" are no gophers at all, but species of ground squirrels.

    Science of Trapping

    Elmer Harry Kreps


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