red-squirrel

red squirrel

noun
a reddish squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, of North America.
Also called chickaree.


Origin:
1630–40, Americanism

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red squirrel
 
n
1.  a reddish-brown squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, inhabiting woodlands of Europe and parts of Asia
2.  American red squirrel, chickaree either of two reddish-brown squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or T. douglasii, inhabiting forests of North America

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