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Definition of gopher:

  1. A large burrowing snake ( Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern United States.
  2. A large land tortoise ( Testudo Carilina) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows.
  3. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyidae; - called also pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
  4. One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridae; as, the gray gopher ( Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher ( S. tridecemlineatus); -- called also striped prairie squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile. See Spermophile.


gopher turtle, Gopherus polypemus, eastern chipmunk, gauffering iron, goffer, gauffer, gopher tortoise, striped squirrel, goffering iron, pocket gopher, hackee, pouched rat, spermophile, ground squirrel.

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