from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An American rodent quadruped of the family Geomyidæ so called from the large pockets or external cheek-pouches. Also
pocket-rat. See cut under Geomyidæ.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
burrowing rodentof the familyGeomyidae, the "true" gophers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word pocket gopher.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.