Definition of souslik in English:

souslik

Syllabification: sous·lik
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞oslik
 
/
(also suslik /ˈsəsˌlik/)

noun

  • A short-tailed ground squirrel native to Eurasia and the Arctic.
    • Genus Spermophilus, family Sciuridae: several species, in particular the European souslik (S. citellus)
    More example sentences
    • European sousliks bring food into the lodge for consumption, and they provide food for the young.
    • Three other animals currently undergoing intense reintegration efforts at Prague Zoo are the barn owl, the souslik and the European bison.
    • Even unique mammals such as sousliks, saiga antelope, and Asiatic cheetah may survive in the remote reaches of these mountains and valleys.

Origin

late 18th century: from Russian.

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