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.
Neither the hawk nor the marten were present, and the chickaree was puzzled because he could see nothing else.
Though he could neither see nor hear anything, the chickaree knew that something was present, if only because the deer were not.
- another name for American red squirrelSee squirrel (def. 1)
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