Squirrel



noun, plural squirrels (especially collectively) squirrel.
1.
any of numerous arboreal, bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Sciurus, of the family Sciuridae.
2.
any of various other members of the family Sciuridae, as the chipmunks, flying squirrels, and woodchucks.
3.
the meat of such an animal.
4.
the pelt or fur of such an animal:
a coat trimmed with squirrel.
verb (used with object), squirreled, squirreling or (especially British) squirrelled, squirrelling.
5.
to store or hide (money, valuables, etc.), usually for the future (often followed by away):
I’ve squirreled away a few dollars for an emergency.
noun (pl) -rels, -rel
1.
any arboreal sciurine rodent of the genus Sciurus, such as S. vulgaris (red squirrel) or S. carolinensis (grey squirrel), having a bushy tail and feeding on nuts, seeds, etc related adjective sciurine
2.
any other rodent of the family Sciuridae, such as a ground squirrel or a marmot
3.
the fur of such an animal
4.
(informal) a person who hoards things
verb -rels, -relling, -relled especially (US) -rels, -reling, -reled
5.
(informal) (transitive) usually foll by away. to store for future use; hoard
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