suslik

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suslik rather large central Eurasian ground squirrel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Suslik (Zoöl) A ground squirrel (Spermophilus citillus) of Europe and Asia. It has large cheek pouches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suslik A Eurasiatic spermophile, Spermophilus citillus; hence, some related species of that genus; a kind of ground-squirrel.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. súslik',

Usage

In literature:

The sword has been long hanging over my head, but the moment I close my eyes I sleep as sweetly as a suslik.
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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