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sciuroid

[ sahy-yoor-oid ]
/ saɪˈyʊər ɔɪd /
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adjective
Botany. resembling a squirrel's tail, as the spikes of certain grasses.
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Origin of sciuroid

1890–95; <Latin sciūr(us) squirrel + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for sciuroid

sciuroid
/ (ˈsaɪjʊrɔɪd, saɪˈjʊərɔɪd) /

adjective
(of an animal) resembling a squirrel
(esp of the spikes of barley) shaped like a squirrel's tail

Word Origin for sciuroid

C19: from Latin sciūrus squirrel + -oid
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