Definition of ground squirrel in English:

ground squirrel

Syllabification: ground squir·rel

noun

A burrowing squirrel that is typically highly social, found chiefly in North America and northern Eurasia, where it usually hibernates in winter. Also called gopher1.
  • Spermophilus and other genera, family Sciuridae: many species, including the sousliks and chipmunks
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  • Dimples and scratches in the sand also reveal the presence of numerous small mammals, including kangaroo rats, ground squirrels, pocket mice, and wood rats.
  • There are three basic body forms in squirrels: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels.
  • Some ermine appropriate the burrows of mice or ground squirrels and adapt them for their own use.

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