Definition of gopher
- n. - One of several North American burrowing rodents of the
genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyidae; -- called also
pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
- n. - One of several western American species of the genus
Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridae; as, the gray gopher
(Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher (S. tridecemlineatus);
-- called also striped prairie squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard
spermophile. See Spermophile.
- n. - A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern
United States, which makes extensive burrows.
- n. - A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern