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squirrel

squir·rel

squirrel

pronunciation:
skwuhrl [or] skwuh rl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various small to medium-sized tree-dwelling rodents that have a long bushy tail and gray or reddish brown fur.
 
definition 2: the fur of this rodent.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: squirreled, squirreling, squirrelled, squirrelling, squirrels
definition: to store up or hoard (usu. fol. by away).
similar words:
hoard
Word History
Squirrel comes from two ancient Greek words that mean "shadow" and "tail."
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