Squirrel - (v. i.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family Sciuridae. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows.
Squirrel - (v. i.) One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
Chipping squirrel - () See Chipmunk.
Flying squirrel - () One of a group of squirrels, of the genera Pteromus and Sciuropterus, having parachute-like folds of skin extending from the fore to the hind legs, which enable them to make very long leaps.
Squirrel - —n. 1 bushy-tailed usu. Tree-living rodent. 2 its fur. 3 hoarder. —v. (-ll-; us -l-) 1 (often foll. By away) hoard. 2 (often foll. By around) bustle about. [greek skiouros, from skia shade, oura tail]
Grey squirrel - n. American squirrel brought to europe in the 19th c.
Red squirrel - n. Native british squirrel with reddish fur.
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