Definition of chickaree in English:


Syllabification: chick·a·ree
Pronunciation: /ˈCHikəˌrē


  • A squirrel with red fur, found in the coniferous forests of North America.
    • Genus Tamiasciurus, family Sciuridae: three species, including the American red squirrel (T. hudsonicus)
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    • The trail rambles gently through dry lodgepoles alive with chickarees and golden-mantled ground squirrels.
    • Waking up in a bed, in a room, was strangely silent; no birds, no chickarees, no creek rushing by.
    • Watch for small mammals such as chickarees, marmots, and rock and golden-mantled ground squirrels.


early 19th century: imitative of its call.

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