• WordNet 3.6
    • n Tamias chipmunks of eastern North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tamias (Zoöl) A genus of ground squirrels, including the chipmunk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tamias A genus of ground-squirrels, of the family Sciuridæ, connecting the Sciurinæ, or true arboreal squirrels, with the Spermophilinæ, or marmot-squirrels. They have a moderately long distichous tail, well-developed cheek-pouches, and a characteristic coloration in several stripes of alternating light and dark colors along the back and sides. There is one Eurasiatic species, T. asiaticus, the nearest relative of which in America is T. quadrivittatus, the four-striped chipmunk of the West. There occur also several other distinct species, as T. lateralis, together with numerous geographical races; but the best-known is the common striped ground-squirrel, chipmunk, or hackee of eastern North America, T. striatus. See cut under chipmunk.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a distributer


In literature:

In everything but colours it is Eutamias or Tamias of a more intensified type.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
I saw near that spot a large Hawk, and also a very small Tamias, or Ground Squirrel.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon

In news:

Singer Tamia On Her 2 Shows At MSG With R Kelly.
Chelsea Millard, left, a tutor at Focused Intervention, helps Tamia Bryant with her math skills assignment during summer camp at the center on Royall Avenue.
After an outdoor ceremony at the Sybil Temple in Vestavia Hills, Joy and Anthony danced their first dance as husband and wife to Eric Benet's and Tamia's 'Spend My Life With You'.
A Houston woman is accused of snatching purses from at least 17 women, but police said Tamia Moss took something priceless from her most recent victim.
Album cover of Tamia's new album "Beautiful Surprise"-tamiafans.net.
I am a HUGE fan of Tamia.
For the first 12 years of her career, six-time Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer Tamia enjoyed the success of three chart-topping albums.
Tamia – Beautiful Surprise .
R&B singer Tamia celebrates love in her new single "Beautiful Surprise ", her long-awaited 'comeback' to the music scene.