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noun
a reddish squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, of North America.
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Also called chickaree.

Origin of red squirrel

An Americanism dating back to 1630–40
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British Dictionary definitions for red squirrel

red squirrel

noun
a reddish-brown squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, inhabiting woodlands of Europe and parts of Asia
American red squirrel or chickaree either of two reddish-brown squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or T. douglasii, inhabiting forests of North America
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