antelope squirrel

noun

variants or less commonly antelope chipmunk
: a small ground squirrel (Citellus leucurus) of the western U.S. having a white undersurface of the tail that when displayed over the back suggests the white rump of the American antelope
also : any of several similar and closely related rodents

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antelope squirrel was in 1876

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“Antelope squirrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antelope%20squirrel. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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