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sciuroid

[sahy-yoo r-oid] /saɪˈyʊər ɔɪd/
adjective
1.
2.
Botany. resembling a squirrel's tail, as the spikes of certain grasses.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Latin sciūr(us) squirrel + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for sciuroid

sciuroid

/ˈsaɪjʊrɔɪd; saɪˈjʊərɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(of an animal) resembling a squirrel
2.
(esp of the spikes of barley) shaped like a squirrel's tail
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sciūrus squirrel + -oid
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