leopard marmot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gopher \Go"pher\, n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See
   Gauffer.] (Zool.)
   1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the
      genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family
      Geomyid[ae]; -- called also pocket gopher and {pouched
      rat}. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
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   Note: The name was originally given by French settlers to
         many burrowing rodents, from their honeycombing the
         earth.
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   2. One of several western American species of the genus
      Spermophilus, of the family Sciurid[ae]; as, the gray
      gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher
      (S. tridecemlineatus); -- called also {striped prairie
      squirrel}, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile.
      See Spermophile.
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   3. A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern
      United States, which makes extensive burrows.
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   4. A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the
      Southern United States.
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   Gopher drift (Mining), an irregular prospecting drift,
      following or seeking the ore without regard to regular
      grade or section. --Raymond.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leopard \Leop"ard\ (l[e^]p"[~e]rd), n. [OE. leopart, leparde,
   lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. l['e]opard, L.
   leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See
   Lion, and Pard.] (Zool.)
   A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It
   is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters
   of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in
   Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther ({Felis
   pardus}) is regarded as a variety of leopard.
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   Hunting leopard. See Cheetah. 

   Leopard cat (Zool.) any one of several species or varieties
      of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern Asia, and
      the East Indies; esp., Felis Bengalensis.

   Leopard marmot. See Gopher, 2.
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