fox squirrel

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noun

any of several North American arboreal squirrels varying in color and of an exceptionally large size.

Nearby words

  1. fox hunting,
  2. fox islands,
  3. fox moth,
  4. fox snake,
  5. fox sparrow,
  6. fox talbot,
  7. fox terrier,
  8. fox trot,
  9. fox, charles james,
  10. fox, george

Origin of fox squirrel

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85

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British Dictionary definitions for fox squirrel

fox squirrel

noun

a large squirrel, Sciurus niger, occurring in E North America
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