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pock'et go"pher

any of numerous burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, of western and southern North America and Central America, having large, external, fur-lined cheek pouches. Also called gopher, pock'et rat", pouched rat. See illus. under gopher 1.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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