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chickaree

[ chik-uh-ree ]

chickaree

/ ˈtʃɪkəˌriː /

noun

  1. another name for American red squirrel See squirrel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chickaree1

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; imitative

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Example Sentences

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.

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

In a grove of pines, a chickaree came out of the warm nest where he had spent the night.

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