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 for spermophile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spermophile \Sper"mo*phile\, n. [Gr. spe`rma a seed + fi`los
     loving, fond.] (Zool.)
     Any ground squirrel of the genus Spermophilus; a gopher.
     See Illust. under Gopher.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New
           Worlds; often destroy crops [syn: ground squirrel,
           gopher, spermophile]

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