plural noun
Ge·​o·​my·​i·​dae | \ ˌjēōˈmīəˌdē\

Definition of Geomyidae

: a family of North American sciuromorph burrowing rodents comprising the pocket gophers and extinct related forms

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Geomyidae

New Latin, from Geomys, type genus (from ge- + Greek mys mouse) + -idae

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Geomyidae

Statistics for Geomyidae

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Geomyidae

What made you want to look up Geomyidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


tremendous in size, volume, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!