from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) having reddish or tawny fur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sciurus vulgaris, a species of squirrel, common in Europe and Asia.
  • n. Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, a species of squirrel, found in parts of North America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the chickaree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. of northern United States and Canada
  • n. common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asia


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  • We have met with a small red squirrel of the color of our fox-squirrel, with a black stripe on each side, weighing about 6 oz. generally, and in such abundance on L. Champlain particularly as that twenty odd were killed at the house we lodged in opposite Crown point the morning we arrived there, without going 10 yards from the door.



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