gray squirrel

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noun

a common, grayish squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, of eastern North America.

Origin of gray squirrel

An Americanism dating back to 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for gray squirrel

  • They had come upon the winter storehouse of a gray-squirrel family.

    Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville
  • Most of the nut trees in the woods of this region were planted by the gray-squirrel.

    Boy Scouts Handbook|Boy Scouts of America