African ground squirrel

noun

Definition of African ground squirrel

: any of several large coarse-furred ground-dwelling squirrels of Xerus and related genera often conspicuously marked with white and widely distributed in drier parts of Africa

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First Known Use of African ground squirrel

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“African ground squirrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20ground%20squirrel. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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