fox squirrel

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

Origin of fox squirrel

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85

Words Nearby fox squirrel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fox squirrel in a sentence

  • Sometimes she brought in birds that we had never seen before, and occasionally a flying squirrel, chipmunk, or big fox squirrel.

British Dictionary definitions for fox squirrel

fox squirrel

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

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