[ground-hog, -hawg] /ˈgraʊndˌhɒg, -hɔg/

another name for woodchuck

1784, from ground (n.) + hog (n.). Also known colloquially as a whistlepig, and cf. aardvark. Ground Hog Day first recorded 1871, American English.


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