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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various rodents of the family Sciuridae, which includes the squirrels, prairie dogs, and marmots.

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  • noun zoology Any member of the Sciuridae.

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Sciūridae, family name, from Latin sciūrus, squirrel; see squirrel.]

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