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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 go·pher /ˈgofɚ/
 地鼠;囊頰獸;一種陸龜  ; 服務系統名稱,(本系統可使用戶通過菜單式介面快速、方便地尋找和傳輸文件數據)  ;  協議名,(用于獲取GOPHER服務器的文件)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Go·pher n.  Zool.
 1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyidæ; -- called also pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
 Note:The name was originally given by French settlers to many burrowing rodents, from their honeycombing the earth.
 2. One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridæ; as, the gray gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher (S. tridecemlineatus); -- called also striped prairie squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile. See Spermophile.
 3. A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows.
 4. A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern United States.
 Gopher drift Mining, an irregular prospecting drift, following or seeking the ore without regard to regular grade or section.  --Raymond.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 gopher
      n 1: a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman) [syn: goffer]
      2: any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New
         Worlds; often destroy crops [syn: ground squirrel, spermophile]
      3: burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large
         external cheek pouches; of Central America and
         southwestern North America [syn: pocket gopher, pouched
         rat]
      4: burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
         [syn: gopher tortoise, gopher turtle, Gopherus
         polypemus]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Gopher
    a tree from the wood of which Noah was directed to build the ark
    (Gen. 6:14). It is mentioned only there. The LXX. render this
    word by "squared beams," and the Vulgate by "planed wood." Other
    versions have rendered it "pine" and "cedar;" but the weight of
    authority is in favour of understanding by it the cypress tree,
    which grows abundantly in Chaldea and Armenia.