antelope squirrel

variants: or less commonly antelope chipmunk

Definition of antelope squirrel

: 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

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First Known Use of antelope squirrel

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Antelope squirrel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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