1. [ noun ] (zoology) burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
Synonyms: pouched_rat pocket_gopher
Related terms: pocket_rat southeastern_pocket_gopher plains_pocket_gopher valley_pocket_gopher northern_pocket_gopher Geomyidae
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
Synonyms: spermophile ground_squirrel
Related terms: squirrel mantled_ground_squirrel Arctic_ground_squirrel suslik flickertail rock_squirrel antelope_squirrel Citellus
3. [ noun ] a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
Synonyms: goffer
Related terms: eager_beaver
4. [ noun ] (zoology) burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
Synonyms: gopher_turtle Gopherus_polypemus gopher_tortoise
Related terms: tortoise Gopherus
Similar spelling:   Gover