Definition of chipmunk
: any of a genus (Tamias) of small striped North American and Asian rodents of the squirrel family
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Chipmunks, squirrels, and small birds also carry deer ticks.
Birds, chipmunks, squirrels, lizards and more will all be safer around the pool thanks to the FrogLog.
On top of that, ticks have taken advantage of a proliferation in their favorite hosts, especially mice, chipmunks and other small rodents.
One method uses a small box that attracts mammals such as mice and chipmunks with bait.
Do your part to help keep wildlife wild by resisting the urge to share your sandwich with a curious chipmunk or lean in for a selfie with Mr. Mountain Goat.
Recent mild winters can help ticks, because mammals, such as mice, deer and chipmunks, can easily have more babies, making more targets for the ticks.
These aren't small holes like those created by chipmunks or crayfish or ground-dwelling bees.
To survive the wintertime shortage of food and warmth, mammals like bears and chipmunks tend to hibernate.
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Origin and Etymology of chipmunk
alteration of earlier chitmunk, probably from Ojibwa ačitamo·nʔ red squirrel
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
CHIPMUNK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chipmunk for English Language Learners
: a small North American animal that is related to the squirrel
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Definition of chipmunk for Students
: a small striped animal related to the squirrel
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