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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops;
[syn: ground squirrel, gopher, spermophile]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spermophile \Sper"mo*phile\, n. [Gr. spe`rma a seed + fi`los loving, fond.] (Zool.) Any ground squirrel of the genus Spermophilus; a gopher. See Illust. under Gopher. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spermophile n 1: any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops [syn: ground squirrel, gopher, spermophile]