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  1. a common ground squirrel or spermophile, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
  2. the fur of this animal.
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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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  1. a central Eurasian ground squirrel, Citellus citellus, of dry open areas, having large eyes and small ears
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Word Origin for suslik

from Russian
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