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groundhog

or ground hog

[ ground-hog, -hawg ]
/ ˈgraʊndˌhɒg, -hɔg /
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noun

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Origin of groundhog

An Americanism dating back to 1650–60; ground1 + hog
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British Dictionary definitions for groundhog

groundhog
/ (ˈɡraʊndˌhɒɡ) /

noun

another name for woodchuck
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