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groundhog Another name for the woodchuck (see SCIURIDAE). In the USA, ‘Groundhog Day’ (2 February) is popularly supposed to be the day the groundhog emerges from his hole. If he sees his shadow he considers this an omen of more bad weather and returns to his hole for a further six weeks; if he sees no shadow (the day is cloudy) he assumes spring is arriving and remains above ground.

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groundhog North American term for the woodchuck, a marmot with a heavy body and short legs.
Groundhog Day in the US, 2 February, when the groundhog is said to come out of its hole at the end of hibernation. If the animal sees its shadow—i.e. if the weather is sunny—it is said to portend six weeks more of winter weather.

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groundhog

ground·hog / ˈgroundˌhäg; -ˌhôg/ • n. another term for woodchuck.

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groundhog: see woodchuck.

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