spermophile

noun
sper·​mo·​phile | \ ˈspər-mə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce spermophile (audio) \

Definition of spermophile

First Known Use of spermophile

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spermophile

ultimately from Greek sperma seed + philos loving

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The first known use of spermophile was in 1824

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“Spermophile.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermophile. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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