suslik

noun
su·​slik | \ ˈsü-slik How to pronounce suslik (audio) \

Definition of suslik

1 : any of several rather large short-tailed ground squirrels (genus Spermophilus) of eastern Europe or northern Asia
2 : the mottled grayish-black fur of a suslik

First Known Use of suslik

1774, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for suslik

Russian

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“Suslik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suslik. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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