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gray squirrel

noun
1.
a common, grayish squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, of eastern North America.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25, Americanism
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Examples from the web for gray squirrel
  • One gray squirrel, its bushy tail twitching, barked a warning as another scrounged for food nearby.
  • The red squirrel is much smaller than either the fox or gray squirrel.
  • The fox squirrel can be easily distinguished from the more common gray squirrel by its size.
  • There are two kinds of squirrels in the forest preserves: the fox squirrel and the gray squirrel.
  • The gray squirrel is named and designated as the state wild animal game species.
  • The fox squirrel is larger than the gray squirrel and has a bushier tail.
  • Other mammal species observed in the marsh include: cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, shrews and field mice.

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