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 for groundhog
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) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "groundhog":
     Cape polecat, ape, bar, bear, cavy, chimp, chimpanzee, coon,
     digger, dredge, dredger, driller, excavator, ferret, foumart,
     glutton, guinea pig, hedgehog, miner, monk, monkey, mousehound,
     navvy, opossum, polecat, porcupine, possum, prairie dog, quill pig,
     raccoon, sandhog, sapper, skunk, steam shovel, tunneler, weasel,
     whistle-pig, wolverine, woodchuck, zoril

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