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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: esquirel, from Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros, from skia 'shadow' + oura 'tail'

squirrel

1 noun
     
squirrel
squir‧rel1 [countable]
HBA a small animal with a long furry tail that climbs trees and eats nuts
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