suslik

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Russian

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of suslik was in 1774

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“Suslik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suslik. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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