- a common ground squirrel or spermophile, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
- the fur of this animal.
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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Since they have observed that a magpie is covered with feathers, the teacher asks: 'Is the suslik also covered with feathers?
- a central Eurasian ground squirrel, Citellus citellus, of dry open areas, having large eyes and small ears