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red squirrel

noun
1.
a reddish squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, of North America.
Also called chickaree.
Origin of red squirrel
1630-1640
An Americanism dating back to 1630-40
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red squirrel

noun
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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