chip·munk / ˈchipˌməngk/ • n. a burrowing ground squirrel (genus Tamias) with cheek pouches and light and dark stripes running down the body. Its many species include the North American eastern chipmunk (T. striatus).
chipmunk Small, ground-dwelling squirrel native to North America and Asia. It carries nuts, berries and seeds in cheek pouches, to store underground. Active tree-climbers in summer, they hibernate in winter. Most chipmunks are brown with black-bordered, light stripes. Length: 13–15cm (5–6in), excluding tail. Family Sciuridae; genera Eutamias and Tamias.
chipmunk (Tamias, Eutamias) See SCIURIDAE.
Eutamias (chipmunk) See SCIURIDAE.
Tamias (chipmunk) See SCIURIDAE.
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