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squirrel

  
  (U.S.)  
      n   pl   , -rels, -rel  
1    any arboreal sciurine rodent of the genus Sciurus, such as S. vulgaris (red squirrel) or S. carolinensis (grey squirrel), having a bushy tail and feeding on nuts, seeds, etc  
   Related adj       sciurine  
2    any other rodent of the family Sciuridae, such as a ground squirrel or a marmot  
3    the fur of such an animal  
4    Informal   a person who hoards things  
      vb   , -rels, -relling, -relled  
     (esp. U.S.)   , -rels, -reling, -reled  
5    tr; usually foll by: away  
Informal   to store for future use; hoard  
     (C14: from Old French esquireul, from Late Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros, from skia shadow + oura tail)  
  squirrel-like      adj  


flying squirrel  
      n   any nocturnal sciurine rodent of the subfamily Petauristinae, of Asia and North America. Furry folds of skin between the forelegs and hind legs enable these animals to move by gliding leaps  
fox squirrel  
      n   a large squirrel, Sciurus niger, occurring in E North America  
grey squirrel  
      n   a grey-furred squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, native to E North America but now widely established  
ground squirrel  
      n   any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Citellus and related genera, resembling chipmunks and occurring in North America, E Europe, and Asia,   (Also called)    gopher  
red squirrel  
      n  
1    a reddish-brown squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, inhabiting woodlands of Europe and parts of Asia  
2    American red squirrel     (Also called)    chickaree   either of two reddish-brown squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or T. douglasii, inhabiting forests of North America  
squirrel cage  
      n  
1    a cage consisting of a cylindrical framework that is made to rotate by a small animal running inside the framework  
2    a repetitive purposeless task, way of life, etc.  
3      (Also called)    squirrel-cage motor     (Electrical engineering)   the rotor of an induction motor with a cylindrical winding having copper bars around the periphery parallel to the axis  
4    an electric fan with many long narrow blades arranged in parallel so as to form a cylinder about an axis around which they spin  
squirrel corn  
      n   a North American plant, Dicentra canadensis, having yellow flowers and tubers resembling grains of corn: family Fumariaceae,   (Also called)    colicweed  
squirrel monkey  
      n  
1    a small New World monkey, Saimiri sciureus, of N South American forests, having a yellowish-green coat and orange feet and limbs  
2    red-backed squirrel monkey   a related species, Saimiri oerstedi, of Central America, having a reddish coat and dark brown limbs  
     (C18: so called because it is small and tree-dwelling)  
squirrel-tail grass  
      n   an annual grass, Hordeum marinum, of salt marsh margins of Europe, having bushy awns  
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