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flickertail

[ flik-er-teyl ]
/ ˈflɪk ərˌteɪl /
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noun

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Origin of flickertail

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; flicker1 + tail1

Words nearby flickertail

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Example sentences from the Web for flickertail

  • One of the most common animals in the State is Richardson's ground squirrel, otherwise known as the gopher or "flickertail."

    North Dakota|Various
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