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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gopher \Go"pher\, n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See Gauffer.] (Zool.) 1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyid[ae]; -- called also pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan. [1913 Webster] Note: The name was originally given by French settlers to many burrowing rodents, from their honeycombing the earth. [1913 Webster] 2. One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciurid[ae]; as, the gray gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher (S. tridecemlineatus); -- called also striped prairie squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile. See Spermophile. [1913 Webster] 3. A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows. [1913 Webster] 4. A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern United States. [1913 Webster] Gopher drift (Mining), an irregular prospecting drift, following or seeking the ore without regard to regular grade or section. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leopard \Leop"ard\ (l[e^]p"[~e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l['e]opard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See Lion, and Pard.] (Zool.) A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard. [1913 Webster] Hunting leopard. See Cheetah. Leopard cat (Zool.) any one of several species or varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern Asia, and the East Indies; esp., Felis Bengalensis. Leopard marmot. See Gopher, 2. [1913 Webster]