woodchuck

noun wood·chuck \ ˈwu̇d-ˌchək \

Definition of woodchuck

:a grizzled thickset marmot (Marmota monax) chiefly of Alaska, Canada, and the northeastern U.S. called also groundhog

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Origin and Etymology of woodchuck

by folk etymology from a word of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett ockqutchaun woodchuck


WOODCHUCK Defined for English Language Learners

woodchuck

noun

Definition of woodchuck for English Language Learners

  • : a small, furry North American animal that lives in the ground


WOODCHUCK Defined for Kids

woodchuck

noun wood·chuck \ ˈwu̇d-ˌchək \

Definition of woodchuck for Students

:a reddish brown burrowing animal that is a plant-eating rodent that hibernates during the winter :groundhog


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