pocket gopher

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noun

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.

Origin of pocket gopher

1870–75, Amer.
Also called gopher, pocket rat, pouched rat.
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pocket gopher

noun

the full name for gopher (def. 1)

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