Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Squirrel-like; related to Sciurus, or belonging to the Sciuridæ; especially, of or pertaining to the Sciurinæ.
  • noun A squirrel; a member of the Sciuridæ, and especially of the Sciurinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to squirrels
  • noun A member of the squirrel family.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin sciurus ("squirrel"), from Ancient Greek σκίουρος (skiouros, "squirrel"), from σκιά (skia, "shadow") + οὐρά (oura, "tail").

Examples

  • After I get a new customer and take him for a ride, there's a sciurine power vacuum that lasts about two weeks.

    "I have scraped many squirrels off roads."

  • A Northern Ireland woman is on the front line of the ongoing battle against grey squirrel hordes after her house was invaded by massed sciurine forces, the BBC reports.

    The Register

  • Irish elk W 1891 O megacerotine (extinct) salamandrine salamander Irish elk 1884 OW 1712-1888 OW megatherine (extinct) sciurine squirrel 1842 -

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1

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