Geomys

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Geomys type genus of the Geomyidae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n geomys The typical genus of Geomyidœ, with grooved incisors, rudimentary external ears, and enormous fore claws. There are several species, of North and Central America, sharing with those of Thomomys the name gopher. G. bursarius is the common pocket-gopher of the United States, especially in the Mississippi valley; G. tuza inhabits Georgia, Florida, and Alabama; G. castanops is found in Texas and New Mexico; G. mexicanus is the tucan of Mexico; and G. hispidus is the quachil of Central America.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Geomys jē′ō-mis the typical genus of Geomyidæ, the pouched rats or pocket-gophers.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. , the earth, mys, mouse.