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Variant of suslik.


(Animals) a variant spelling of suslik


(ˈsʌs lɪk, ˈsus-)

also souslik

1. a common ground squirrel, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
2. the fur of this animal.
[1765–75; < Russian]
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Noun1.souslik - rather large central Eurasian ground squirrelsouslik - rather large central Eurasian ground squirrel
spermophile, ground squirrel, gopher - any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
References in periodicals archive ?
of long-tailed souslik. Meditsinskaya Parazitologiya i Parazitarnye Bolezni (Mosk) Oct-Dec 1997; (4): 37-9.
We examined these vouchers and found that one of them (ZIN 51959) is not a hamster, but a white russet souslik Spermophilus major.
The main threats to the species are destruction and alteration of breeding and feeding habitats, shortages of prey species (particularly the souslik), electrocution and collision with power lines, shooting, poisoning, nest robbing and human disturbance at breeding sites.