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Cynomys

Definition:

a mammal genus of prairie dogs

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Cynomys*
(* Cynomys may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Prairie dog | Prairie dogs | Cynomys

burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five different species of prairie dogs are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel, found in the United States, Canada... (38 of 5195 words, 13 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Prairie dog

Britannica Encyclopedia:

prairie dog [rodent] | Cynomys gunnisoni [species] | Cynomys [genus] | Spermophilus [genus]

any of five species of burrowing, colony-forming squirrels that inhabit plains, high plateaus, and montane valleys in North America. Their short, ... (21 of 548 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/473834​/prairie-dog

Merriam-Webster:

prairie dog | Cynomys [genus]

any of a genus of gregarious burrowing rodents of the squirrel family chiefly of central and western United States plains ; especially, a black-tailed ... (24 of 65 words, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/prairie dog

American Heritage Dictionary:

prairie dog | Cynomys [genus]

Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus "Cynomys" in the squirrel family, having light brown fur and a warning call that sounds similar to a ... (26 of 44 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/prairie-dog

Wiktionary:

Sciuridae | Sciurinae [subtype] | Petauristinae [subtype]

A taxonomic family within the superfamily Sciurida -- the squirrels, flying squirrels and related animals. (14 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sciuridae

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Cynomys

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Cynomys"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Cynomys"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Cynomys

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