genus Citellus

noun
typical ground squirrels
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuridae, ↑family Sciuridae
Member Meronyms: ↑ground squirrel, ↑gopher, ↑spermophile

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  • Citellus — noun typical ground squirrels • Syn: ↑genus Citellus, ↑Spermophilus, ↑genus Spermophilus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuridae, ↑family Sciuridae …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Spermophilus — noun typical ground squirrels • Syn: ↑Citellus, ↑genus Citellus, ↑Spermophilus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuridae, ↑family Sciuridae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Citellus — Former name for genus Spermophilus. [Mod. L.] * * * Ci·tel·lus sī tel əs n a genus of rodents (family Sciuridae) including the typical ground squirrels …   Medical dictionary

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground squirrel — noun 1. small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches • Syn: ↑eastern chipmunk, ↑hackee, ↑striped squirrel, ↑Tamias striatus • Hypernyms: ↑squirrel • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermophile — noun any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops • Syn: ↑ground squirrel, ↑gopher • Hypernyms: ↑squirrel • Hyponyms: ↑antelope squirrel, ↑whit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sciuridae — noun a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles • Syn: ↑family Sciuridae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuromorpha, ↑suborder Sciuromorpha …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spermophilus — noun typical ground squirrels • Syn: ↑Citellus, ↑genus Citellus, ↑genus Spermophilus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuridae, ↑family Sciuridae …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Sciuridae — noun a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles • Syn: ↑Sciuridae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuromorpha, ↑suborder Sciuromorpha …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground squirrel — any of several terrestrial rodents of the squirrel family, as of the genus Citellus and chipmunks of the genus Tamias. [1680 90, Amer.] * * * Any of numerous relatively short legged, terrestrial rodents of the squirrel family (Sciuridae), found… …   Universalium

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