pocket gopher definition

  • noun:
    • See gopher.
    • A burrowing rodent associated with family Geomyidae, the "real" gophers.
    • anybody of a number of species of United States rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomydæ. They have huge exterior cheek pouches, and are also fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from Mississippi Valley western on Pacific. Called additionally pouched gopher.
    • An American rodent quadruped of this family Geomyidæ so-called from the huge pockets or additional cheek-pouches. Additionally pocket-rat. See cut under Geomyidæ.
    • burrowing rodent for the family Geomyidae having huge additional cheek pockets; of Central The united states and southwestern North America

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