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suslik

[ suhs-lik ]

noun

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


suslik

/ ˈsʌslɪk /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of suslik1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of suslik1

from Russian

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Example Sentences

Since they have observed that a magpie is covered with feathers, the teacher asks: 'Is the suslik also covered with feathers?

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