genus Cynomys

noun
prairie dogs
Syn: ↑Cynomys
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuridae, ↑family Sciuridae
Member Meronyms: ↑prairie dog, ↑prairie marmot

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  • Cynomys — n. a genus of mammals comprising the prairie dogs. Syn: genus Cynomys. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cynomys — Cy·no·mys (siґno mis) the prairie dogs, a genus of the family Sciuridae; some species harbor plague transmitting fleas …   Medical dictionary

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  • prairie dog — any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys, of North American prairies, having a barklike cry: some are endangered. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * Any of five species (genus Cynomys) of short legged, terrestrial squirrels, named for their… …   Universalium

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