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chickaree

[chik-uh-ree] /ˈtʃɪk əˌri/
noun
Origin of chickaree
1795-1805
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805; imitative
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  • Three inches from his nest, the chickaree paused on an outjutting stub.

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  • Biting off a pine cone, the chickaree dropped it squarely on the man's face.

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  • 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.

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  • The chickaree held perfectly still, bright eyes glowing and small ears straining.

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  • Neither the hawk nor the marten were present, and the chickaree was puzzled because he could see nothing else.

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  • Though he could neither see nor hear anything, the chickaree knew that something was present, if only because the deer were not.

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  • A smell of wood smoke tickled his nostrils and the chickaree knew that a man had come to the pines.

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  • The pines were part of a marten's beat, and the marten had chased the chickaree several times.

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  • Appalled by his own boldness, the chickaree was putting distance between Jeff and himself as rapidly as possible.

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British Dictionary definitions for chickaree

chickaree

/ˈtʃɪkəˌriː/
noun
1.
another name for American red squirrel See squirrel (sense 1)
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