suslik

[ suhs-lik ]
/ ˈsʌs lɪk /
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noun

a common ground squirrel or spermophile, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
the fur of this animal.

Nearby words

  1. susette,
  2. sushi,
  3. susian,
  4. susiana,
  5. susie,
  6. suslov,
  7. suspect,
  8. suspend,
  9. suspended animation,
  10. suspended sentence

Also souslik.

Origin of suslik

1765–75; < Russian súslik, Old Russian susolŭ, akin to Czech, Slovak sysel, Polish suseł, Bulgarian sŭsel ground squirrel, rat, perhaps ultimately from an imitative v. base *sys-, *sus- whistle, hiss

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suslik

souslik

/ (ˈsʌslɪk) /

noun

a central Eurasian ground squirrel, Citellus citellus, of dry open areas, having large eyes and small ears

Word Origin for suslik

from Russian

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