Definition of gopher
- a protocol for a menu-based system of accessing documents on the internet.
- any program that implements this protocol.
- to mine unsystematically.
- to enlarge a hole, as in loose soil, with successively larger blasts.
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What does gopher mean?
A gopher is a small rodent native to North and Central America that burrows tunnels and has large cheek pouches, as in I saw a gopher digging a burrow by the road.
The term gopher is commonly used to refer to pocket gophers, burrowing rodents of the Geomyidae family. Gophers are well-known for their ability to dig underground burrows, where they spend most of their time. Gophers are solitary herbivores, feeding on plant roots. Because their digging can damage property and their feeding can damage gardens, gophers are often considered pests.
Gophers are often associated with the state of Minnesota and the term is often used as a nickname for people who live there.
Example: We are trying to keep the gophers from eating our flower garden.
Where does gopher come from?
The first records of gopher come from around 1785. It is a shortening of megopher, which refers to the gopher tortoise.
Gophers are commonly found in the United States and are most likely to be encountered by gardeners or farmers who will not be thrilled to see them.
In popular culture, the most famous gopher is most likely the character Gopher from Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh franchise. Gopher is a Disney creation. He was not present in the books written by A. A. Milne, which Disney licensed for its own stories.
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- gophers (plural noun)
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How is gopher used in real life?
Gophers are a common animal that are well known for their digging abilities.
I just saw a gopher run across the road. Does that mean spring is here?
— Elaine (@elamcl) March 6, 2020
My grandparents been hunting the gopher in their garden all summer but have yet to catch him😂 gonna have to snipe him out
— BUD🍂 (@StClaire_15) August 19, 2019
I'm constantly tripping over gopher holes. I feel so much like Alice in Wonderland.
— _JustMarie (@mooseandriosmom) December 17, 2019
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Gophers are a type of rodent that digs underground burrows.
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What qualifies the gophers as farmers and sets them apart from, say, cattle … is that gophers cultivate and maintain this ideal environment for roots to grow.Gophers might be farmers, a controversial study suggests|Sharon Oosthoek|August 1, 2022|Science News For Students
The pair took root samples from soil adjacent to 12 gopher tunnels and extrapolated how much root mass a gopher would encounter as it excavated a meter of tunnel.Do gophers farm roots? It’s not as clear as viral articles claim|Sharon Oosthoek|July 14, 2022|Science News
The critters resemble the gopher from Caddyshack… if it had rabies.Inside ‘Zombeavers’: The Gross-Out Tribeca Flick About Killer Zombie Beavers Hunting Sexy Coeds|Marlow Stern|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis|The Daily Beast|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ivanpah, which is 3,500 acres, ran into trouble a while ago when endangered desert gopher tortoises were found on the site.Solar Power Plant in the Mojave Could Power 140,000 Homes|Josh Dzieza|September 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not to mention Al Franken, Sonny Bono, Jesse Ventura, and Fred Grandy, who played Gopher on The Love Boat.The Media Fantasize About Ben Affleck Vying for John Kerry’s Seat|Lauren Ashburn|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I wudden't be surprised to know that a bear had a tillyphone in his room, an' that th' gopher complained iv his gas bills.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
"It's my idea that the gopher isn't in here at all," announced Curley, with emphasis.
Why, you could have knocked me down with the kick of a gopher I was so dumfounded!Warrior Gap|Charles King
In the east there is White Gopher, who gnaws with his strong teeth.Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest|Katharine Berry Judson
"The gopher'll do it, too; he's a clumsy lout," he answered, referring to Stacy in a withering tone.