- Botany. resembling a squirrel's tail, as the spikes of certain grasses.
Origin of sciuroid
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- (of an animal) resembling a squirrel
- (esp of the spikes of barley) shaped like a squirrel's tail
C19: from Latin sciūrus squirrel + -oid
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