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

An Americanism dating back to 1680–90
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British Dictionary definitions for ground squirrel

ground squirrel

noun
any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Citellus and related genera, resembling chipmunks and occurring in North America, E Europe, and AsiaAlso called: gopher
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