Definition of souslik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːslɪk/
(also suslik)


A short-tailed ground squirrel native to Eurasia and the Arctic.
  • Genus Spermophilus, family Sciuridae: several species, in particular the European souslik (S. citellus).
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.


Late 18th century: from Russian.

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