Definition of Prairie marmot
1. Noun. Any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry.
Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Cynomys, Genus Cynomys
Specialized synonyms: Blacktail Prairie Dog, Cynomys Ludovicianus, Cynomys Gunnisoni, Whitetail Prairie Dog
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Literary usage of Prairie marmot
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1. The Nursery (1873)
"They are prairie-dogs," said mamma; " but are sometimes called the ' wish-ton-wish ' and ' prairie marmot,' and sometimes ' prairie marmot squirrel. ..."
2. American Natural History by John Davidson Godman (1836)
"The mound thrown up by the prairie marmot consists of the earth excavated in forming the burrow, and rarely rises higher than eighteen inches, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Under Side of Skull of of the Malay Giant Squirrel Prairie-Marmot (Cynomys ludo- (Ratufa ... Molar series strongly convergent behind (see PRAIRIE-MARMOT). ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Under Side of Skull of Prairie-Marmot (Cynomys ... Molar series strongly convergent behind (sec PRAIRIE-MARMOT). Finally, we have the marmots ..."