American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasi) of the evergreen forests of northwest North America, resembling and closely related to the red squirrel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular name of the American red squirrel, Sciurus hudsonius, which inhabits British America and the northerly parts of the United States. It is a small species, about 7 inches long, with a tail of about the same length; the ears are tufted, the back is reddish, and the sides have a black stripe. The name is also extended to some subspecies of the same section of the genus Sciurus.
- n. A small squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasi, that lives in evergreen forests of northwest United States
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The American
red squirrel(Tamiasciurus Hudsonius, formerly Sciurus Hudsonius); -- so called from its cry.
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Occasionally a chickaree or chipmunk scurried out from among the trunks of the great pines to pick up the cones which he had previously bitten off from the upper branches; a noisy Clarke's crow clung for some time in the top of a hemlock; and occasionally flocks of cross-bill went by, with swift undulating flight and low calls.”
“He paused every few steps to utter the peculiar cry which has given then the name of chickaree, for they often repeat it, and are noisy little creatures.”
“Before he could make his aim sure, the chickaree started to run along the limb, which was large and covered with thick, shaggy bark; but the muzzle of the weapon swerved slowly in a corresponding direction, and just as the game gathered itself to make a leap, the explosion came.”
“We heard the sound of the chickaree, and a few faintly lisping birds, and also of ducks in the water about the island.”
“It was a purely wild and primitive American sound, as much as the barking of a chickaree, and I could not understand a syllable of it; but Paugus, had he been there, would have understood it.”
“As I walk amid hickories, even in August, I hear the sound of green pig-nuts falling from time to time, cut off by the chickaree over my head.”
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