chipmunk definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few small striped terrestrial squirrels for the genera Tamias and Eutamias, especially T. striatus of east united states.
    • A squirrel-like rodent regarding the genus Tamias, local mainly to North America.
    • A squirrel-like pet regarding the genus Tamias, sometimes called the striped squirrel, chipping squirrel, ground squirrel, hackee. The common types of the United States may be the Tamias striatus.
    • A name for the hackee or chipping-squirrel regarding the united states of america, Tamias striatus, and of various other species of the genus Tamias (which see).
    • a burrowing ground squirrel of western America and Asia; has actually cheek pouches and a light and dark stripe running-down the body
  • verb:
    • To speed-up an audio recording, particularly a song, to make the sounds high-pitched.

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