California ground squirrel

noun

Definition of California ground squirrel

: a grizzled brown-and-gray burrowing squirrel (Citellus beecheyi) widely distributed in California and important as a vector of endemic plague and as a destructive pest on cultivated land

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“California ground squirrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20ground%20squirrel. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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