fox squirrel

noun
any of several North American arboreal squirrels varying in color and of an exceptionally large size.

Origin:
1675–85, Americanism

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fox squirrel
 
n
a large squirrel, Sciurus niger, occurring in E North America

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There are two kinds of squirrels in the forest preserves: the fox squirrel and the gray squirrel.
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