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chickaree

[chik-uh-ree]
noun
  1. red squirrel.
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Origin of chickaree

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; imitative
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Examples from the Web for chickaree

Historical Examples

  • Three inches from his nest, the chickaree paused on an outjutting stub.

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

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

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • 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.

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

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

    Trading Jeff and his Dog

    James Arthur Kjelgaard


British Dictionary definitions for chickaree

chickaree

noun
  1. another name for American red squirrelSee squirrel (def. 1)
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