noun, plural squirrels (especially collectively) squirrel.
any of numerous arboreal, bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Sciurus, of the family Sciuridae.
any of various other members of the family Sciuridae, as the chipmunks, flying squirrels, and woodchucks.
the meat of such an animal.
the pelt or fur of such an animal:
a coat trimmed with squirrel.
verb (used with object), squirreled, squirreling or (especially British) squirrelled, squirrelling.
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
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
any other rodent of the family Sciuridae, such as a ground squirrel or a marmot
the fur of such an animal
(informal) a person who hoards things
verb -rels, -relling, -relled especially (US) -rels, -reling, -reled
(informal) (transitive) usually foll by away. to store for future use; hoard
adjective, Slang. 1. eccentric; flighty. squirrel
noun 1. either of two small, long-tailed monkeys, Saimiri oerstedii of Central America and S. sciureus of South America, having a small white face with black muzzle and gold, brown, or greenish fur: S. oerstedii is endangered. squirrel monkey noun 1. a small New World monkey, Saimiri sciureus, of N South American forests, having a […]
- Squirrel-tail grass
[skwur-uh l-teyl, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-] /ˈskwɜr əlˌteɪl, ˈskwʌr- or, esp. British, ˈskwɪr-/ noun 1. any of various grasses having long fruiting stalks. squirrel-tail grass noun 1. an annual grass, Hordeum marinum, of salt marsh margins of Europe, having bushy awns
adjective, Slang. 1. eccentric; flighty.