Definitions

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  • n. flying squirrel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large flying squirrel (Pteromys petuarista). Its body becomes two feet long, with a large bushy tail nearly as long.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the large Asiatic and East Indian flying-squirrels of the genus Pteromys, in a strict sense, as P. petaurista.
  • n. A flying-phalanger or petaurist. See cut under Petaurista.

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

  • n. East Indian flying squirrel

Etymologies

From the native name in the East Indies. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The species mentioned in the text may have been the sciurus petaurista of Linnaeus, the taguan, flying-cat, flying-hare, or Indian flying-squirrel of various authors.

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