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chipmunk

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noun chip·munk \ˈchip-ˌməŋk\

Simple Definition of chipmunk

  • : a small North American animal that is related to the squirrel

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chipmunk

  1. :  any of a genus (Tamias) of small striped North American and Asian rodents of the squirrel family

Origin and Etymology of chipmunk

alteration of earlier chitmunk, probably from Ojibwa ačitamo·nʔ red squirrel


First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with chipmunk


CHIPMUNK Defined for Kids

chipmunk

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noun chip·munk \ˈchip-ˌməŋk\

Definition of chipmunk for Students

  1. :  a small striped animal related to the squirrel




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