Definition of Prairie marmot

1. Noun. Any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry.

Exact synonyms: Prairie Dog
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prairie Marmot

prairie dog
prairie dogged
prairie dogging
prairie doggings
prairie dogs
prairie fowl
prairie fox
prairie gentian
prairie golden aster
prairie gourd
prairie gourd vine
prairie grouse
prairie lotus
prairie mallow
prairie marmot (current term)
prairie mimosa
prairie orchid
prairie rattler
prairie rattlesnake
prairie rocket
prairie sage
prairie sagewort
prairie schooner
prairie schooners
prairie smoke
prairie soil
prairie star

Literary usage of Prairie marmot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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