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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds.

Usage examples (4)
  • But for the poor spermophile nothing I could do in the way of revival was of any avail.
  • Every boy and girl loves the little fairy, airy striped chipmunk, half squirrel, half spermophile.
  • In the Middle West, especially in Indiana, the little spermophile, sometimes called the ground-squirrel, is common and not afraid to venture into the outskirts of a village.
  • ( "Prehistoric Europe," p. 95.) (10) The northern animals include the following: Alpine hare, musk-sheep, glutton, reindeer, arctic fox, lemming, tailless hare, marmot,... for more
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