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flying squirrel

noun
1.
any of various nocturnal tree squirrels, as Glaucomys volans, of the eastern U.S., having folds of skin connecting the fore and hind legs, permitting long, gliding leaps.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
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Examples from the web for flying squirrel
  • Corliss is the object with the silhouette of a flying squirrel.
  • The call of the relatively silent flying squirrel is a quiet, high-pitched, birdlike tick tick.
  • In addition the more aggressive southern flying squirrel has been displacing the northerns.
  • Two species, the southern flying squirrel and the northern flying squirrel, are not hunted.
British Dictionary definitions for flying squirrel

flying squirrel

noun
1.
any nocturnal sciurine rodent of the subfamily Petauristinae, of Asia and North America. Furry folds of skin between the forelegs and hind legs enable these animals to move by gliding leaps
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