sciuroid

sciuroid

[sahy-yoor-oid]
adjective
2.
Botany. resembling a squirrel's tail, as the spikes of certain grasses.

Origin:
1890–95; < Latin sciūr(us) squirrel + -oid

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sciuroid (ˈsaɪjʊrɔɪd, saɪˈjʊərɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of an animal) resembling a squirrel
2.  (esp of the spikes of barley) shaped like a squirrel's tail
 
[C19: from Latin sciūrus squirrel + -oid]

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