striped gopher


a ground squirrel marked with stripes, especially the thirteen-lined ground squirrel.

Origin of striped gopher

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for striped gopher

  • The animals known as the "grey-gopher" and the "striped-gopher" are no gophers at all, but species of ground squirrels.

    Science of Trapping|Elmer Harry Kreps