squirrel

Definitions:

  • Any of various arboreal rodents of the tribe Sciurini and especially of the genus <em>Sciurus, </em>characteristically having a long flexible bushy tail.
  • Any of various other rodents of the family Sciuridae, such as the ground squirrels and the flying squirrels.
  • The fur of one of these rodents.
  • To hide or store.
  • A rodent quadruped of the family <em>Sciuridæ</em> and genus <em>Sciurus</em>, originally and specifically <em>Sciurus vulgaris</em> of Europe.
  • In <em>cotton manufacturing</em>, one of the small card-covered rollers used with the large roller of a carding-machine. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="urchin">urchin</internalXref>.
  • Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Sciurus and several allied genera of the family <ex>Sciuridæ</ex>. Squirrels generally have a bushy tail, large erect ears, and strong hind legs. They are commonly arboreal in their habits, but many species live in burrows.
  • One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
  • the prairie dog.
  • the striped gopher. See <er>Gopher</er>, 2.
  • See <er>Flying squirrel</er>, in the Vocabulary.
  • See <er>Jelerang</er>.
  • a North American herb (<spn>Dicentra Canadensis</spn>) bearing little yellow tubers.
  • the blossom of the <spn>Hepatica triloba</spn>, a low perennial herb with cup-shaped flowers varying from purplish blue to pink or even white. It is one of the earliest flowers of spring.
  • A market fish of Bermuda (<spn>Holocentrum Ascensione</spn>).
  • a pestiferous grass (<spn>Hordeum murinum</spn>) related to barley. In California the stiffly awned spikelets work into the wool of sheep, and into the throat, flesh, and eyes of animals, sometimes even producing death.
  • a common American hake (<spn>Phycis tenuis</spn>); -- called also <altname>white hake</altname>.
  • any rough-legged hawk; especially, the California species <spn>Archibuteo ferrugineus</spn>.
  • A marmoset.
  • a flying phalanger of Australia. See <er>Phalanger</er>, <er>Petaurist</er>, and Flying phalanger under <er>Flying</er>.
  • any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic insectivores of the genus Tupaia. They are allied to the shrews, but have a bushy tail, like that of a squirrel.
  • a grass (<spn>Hordeum jubatum</spn>) found in salt marshes and along the Great Lakes, having a dense spike beset with long awns.
  • Any of the <xref>rodents</xref> of the family <xref>Sciuridae</xref> distinguished by their large bushy tail.
  • A person, usually a <xref>freezoner</xref>, who applies L. Ron Hubbard's technology in a <xref>heterodox</xref> manner.
  • To store in a secretive manner, to hide something for future use
  • a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
  • the fur of a squirrel
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