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

  groundhog \ground"hog`\, ground hog \ground" hog`\
     (ground"h[o^]g`), n.
     A reddish brown North American burrowing marmot ({Marmota
     monax), also called the woodchuck. It hibernates in the
     Syn: woodchuck, Marmota monax.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  marmot \mar"mot\ (m[aum]r"m[o^]t; 277), n. [It. marmotta,
     marmotto, prob. fr. L. mus montanus, or mus montis, lit.,
     mountain mouse or rat. See Mountain, and Mouse.]
     1. (Zool.) Any rodent of the genus Marmota (formerly
        Arctomys) of the subfamily Sciurinae. The common
        European marmot ({Marmota marmotta) is about the size of
        a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and
        Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The
        common American species ({Marmota monax) is the
        woodchuck (also called groundhog), but the name marmot
        is usually used only for the western variety.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     2. Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers
        of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.
        [1913 Webster]
     Marmot squirrel (Zool.), a ground squirrel or spermophile.
     Prairie marmot. See Prairie dog.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Marmota monax
      n 1: reddish brown North American marmot [syn: groundhog,
           woodchuck, Marmota monax]

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