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woodchuck

noun wood·chuck \-ˌchək\

: a small, furry North American animal that lives in the ground

Full Definition of WOODCHUCK

:  a grizzled thickset marmot (Marmota monax) chiefly of Alaska, Canada, and the northeastern United States —called also groundhog
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Origin of WOODCHUCK

by folk etymology from a word of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett ockqutchaun woodchuck
First Known Use: 1674
WOODCHUCK Defined for Kids

woodchuck

noun wood·chuck \ˈwd-ˌchək\

Definition of WOODCHUCK for Kids

:  a reddish brown burrowing animal that is a plant-eating rodent that hibernates during the winter :  groundhog

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