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squir·rel

squirrel

 
pronunciation:
skwuhrl [or] skwuh rl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small rodent that is active during the day. There are many kinds of squirrels found all around the world. The word "squirrel" is often used to refer to tree squirrels, small rodents with long, bushy tails. Tree squirrels have gray, red brown, or black fur.
 
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Squirrel comes from two ancient Greek words that mean "shadow" and "tail."
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