Definition of woodchuck noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwʊdtʃʌk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊdtʃʌk//
(also groundhog) Wild mammals
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a small N American animal of the squirrel family See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 17th cent.: alteration (by association with wood) of an American Indian name; compare with Cree wuchak, otchock.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: woodchuck