pocket gopher

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Western pocket gopher and the mountain beaver both went locally extinct and today, they’re found in much cooler parts of California. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 23 May 2010 One of them—a tapeworm Gardner fished out of a camas pocket gopher—turned out to be a species new to science. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 3 Oct. 2022 But in a paper published on Monday, researchers argue that maybe, just maybe, the southeastern pocket gopher, a small burrowing rodent best known in many communities as a pest, could be considered a rudimentary kind of farmer. New York Times, 11 July 2022 Common ingredients in the tamales made by the Aztecs were rabbit, beans, squash, fruits, honey, turkey eggs, fish, pocket gopher, frog, flamingo and turkey, the website said. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 23 Dec. 2021 And somewhere, no doubt, a bull snake kept residence in a pocket gopher hole. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 31 July 2020 This publication will provide further information on pocket gophers (and meadow voles) and potential management techniques: Meadow Voles & Pocket Gophers: Management in Lawns, Gardens, & Croplands. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2020 The non-venomous constrictors mainly prey upon pocket gophers. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, 6 Apr. 2018 The non-venomous constrictors mainly prey upon pocket gophers. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, 6 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pocket gopher was in 1873

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“Pocket gopher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocket%20gopher. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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