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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Linnean genus of Sciuridæ, now restricted to arboreal squirrels with a very long bushy distichous tail and no parachute.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of rodents comprising the common squirrels.

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

  • noun type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels

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