Tami·​as | \ ˈtāmēəs, ˈtam- \

Definition of Tamias

: a genus of ground squirrels comprising the chipmunks of eastern North America and sometimes extended to include the western North American and the Old World chipmunks commonly placed in Eutamias

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History and Etymology for Tamias

New Latin, from Greek, dispenser, steward; akin to Greek temnein to cut

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“Tamias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tamias. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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