ground squirrel

  1. any of several terrestrial rodents of the squirrel family, as of the genus Citellus and chipmunks of the genus Tamias.circ;circ;

Origin of ground squirrel

An Americanism dating back to 1680–90

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How to use ground squirrel in a sentence

  • A ground squirrel shook the laurel-bush at her side, so that its buds brushed her shoulder.

    The Readjustment | Will Irwin

British Dictionary definitions for ground squirrel

ground squirrel

  1. any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Citellus and related genera, resembling chipmunks and occurring in North America, E Europe, and Asia: Also called: gopher

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