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

Word History


ultimately from Greek sperma seed + philos loving

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermophile was in 1824

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Cite this Entry

“Spermophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermophile. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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