any of several North American arboreal squirrels varying in color and of an exceptionally large size.
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- fox hunting,
- fox islands,
- fox moth,
- fox snake,
- fox sparrow,
- fox talbot,
- fox terrier,
- fox trot,
- fox, charles james,
- fox, george
Origin of fox squirrel
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for fox squirrel
Gray squirrels and the young of the fox-squirrel eat the buds and flowers as well as the cone-shaped fruit.
In the West and South, a large squirrel, that is partly red and partly gray, is called a fox-squirrel.Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors|James Johonnot
a large squirrel, Sciurus niger, occurring in E North America
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