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chip·munk

 (chĭp′mŭngk′)
n.
Any of several small striped rodents of the genus Tamias, chiefly of North America.

[Alteration of obsolete chitmunk, perhaps from Ojibwa ajidamoonʔ, red squirrel.]

chipmunk

(ˈtʃɪpˌmʌŋk)
n
(Animals) any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genera Tamias of E North America and Eutamias of W North America and Asia, typically having black-striped yellowish fur and cheek pouches for storing food
[C19: of Algonquian origin; compare Ojibwa atchitamon squirrel, literally: headfirst, referring to its method of descent from trees]

chip•munk

(ˈtʃɪp mʌŋk)

n.
any small, striped North American and Asian ground squirrel of the genera Tamias and Eutamias.
[1825–35, Amer.; variant of chitmunk, appar. < Ojibwa ačitamo·nˀ red squirrel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chipmunk - a burrowing ground squirrel of western America and Asiachipmunk - a burrowing ground squirrel of western America and Asia; has cheek pouches and a light and dark stripe running down the body
squirrel - a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
Eutamias, genus Eutamias - chipmunks of western America and Asia
Translations
سِنْجاب أمريكي
deňka
amerikai mókus
jarîíkorni
burundukas
burunduks
alacalı sincap

chipmunk

[ˈtʃɪpmʌŋk] Nardilla f listada

chipmunk

[ˈtʃɪpmʌŋk] n (= animal) → tamia mchip pan n (British)friteuse f

chipmunk

chipmunk

[ˈtʃɪpˌmʌŋk] ntamia m striato

chipmunk

(tʃipmaŋk) noun
a type of North American squirrel with a bushy tail and black-and-white-striped back.
References in classic literature ?
There was a chirpy noise, and a small striped Chipmunk appeared with a night light, and hoped he felt better?
THE Chipmunk explained that it had rained nuts through the top of the tree --"Besides, I found a few buried
Once when Goody emptied an extra big bagful, there was a decided squeak; and next time Goody brought another bagful, a little striped Chipmunk scrambled out in a hurry.
Yes, I could," said the Chipmunk, "but my husband, Chippy Hackee, bites
AND whenever that little bird sees the Chipmunks, he sings--"Who's-been- digging-up MY-nuts?
For my part, I'm a savage beast, and have an appetite for all sorts of poor little living creatures, from a chipmunk to fat babies.
All of which puzzled Pollyanna very much--until a chipmunk, running across the road, drove the whole matter from her mind.
He listened greedily to the quail calling, and laughed outright, once, in sheer joy, at a tiny chipmunk that fled scolding up a bank, slipping on the crumbly surface and falling down, then dashing across the road under his horse's nose and, still scolding, scrabbling up a protecting oak.
He could take a ptarmigan from its nest, kill a rabbit as it slept, and snap in mid air the little chipmunks fleeing a second too late for the trees.
Operation Chipmunk may have only being going for two days, but officers have already made several arrests across the town.
Janine Calzini, from Adventure Valley, said: "We have carved pumpkins in the shape of a sheep, rabbit, donkey, goat, horse, chipmunk, llamas and more.
Chipmunk cheeks can actually stretch to three times the size of their heads.