Tamias

noun Tami·as \ˈtāmēəs, ˈtam-\

Definition of Tamias

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tamias

New Latin, from Greek, dispenser, steward; akin to Greek temnein to cut — more at tome


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