ground squirrel definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of burrowing or terrestrial squirrels for the genus Citellus or Spermophilus, including many types that hibernate during the winter.
    • any one of various squirrel-like borrowing from the bank rodents.
    • Any types of the African genus Xerus, allied to Tamias.
    • A terrestrial squirrel-like rodent, among the genera Spermophilus and Tamias: specifically applied in the United States to species of the latter genus, as Tamias striatus, the hackee or chipmunk.
    • An African squirrel regarding the genus Xerus. Sclater.
    • any one of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; frequently destroy crops
    • little striped semiterrestrial eastern United states squirrel with cheek pockets

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