Origin of chickaree
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; imitative
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Examples from the Web for chickaree
Three inches from his nest, the chickaree paused on an outjutting stub.
Biting off a pine cone, the chickaree dropped it squarely on the man's face.
In his investigation of the habits of squirrels, he finds the red squirrel, or chickaree, much more intelligent than the chipmunk.
In a grove of pines, a chickaree came out of the warm nest where he had spent the night.
The chickaree held perfectly still, bright eyes glowing and small ears straining.
- another name for American red squirrelSee squirrel (def. 1)
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