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pocket gopher

noun

  1. any of numerous burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, of western and southern North America and Central America, having large, external, fur-lined cheek pouches.


pocket gopher

noun

  1. See gopher
    the full name for gopher


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pocket gopher1

1870–75, Amer.

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Example Sentences

In a study of the Chihuahuan Desert in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, ancient packrats were found to have collected remains of everything from 9,000-year-old pocket gophers to 12,000-year-old pallid bats.

The pocket was reached by a tunnel that had been well begun and then abandoned by an industrious but timid pocket-gopher.

Geographic variation in the pocket gopher, Cratogeomys cantanops, in Coahuila, México.

Mr. Andrews: Mr. Ludlow spoke of the pocket-gopher favoring alfalfa.

The pocket gopher is an herbivorous animal which attains approximately the size of a gray squirrel.

I am still of the opinion, however, that to meat-eating people, the pocket gopher would taste as good as squirrel or pigeon.

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