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palm squirrel Syllabification: palm squir·rel

Definition of palm squirrel in English:


An Old World squirrel that frequents palm trees, especially a tree squirrel with a striped back and a shrill, birdlike call.
  • Genus Funambulus and other genera, family Sciuridae: several species, in particular the five-striped northern palm squirrel (F. pennanti), which is common in and around human habitation in northern India
Example sentences
  • A stepwell was host not only to people but also to entire communities of bees, fish, lizards, palm squirrels, parrots, pigeons, and turtles.
  • The stripes on the Palm Squirrel's back are explained by a Hindu legend.
  • The African palm squirrels (genus Epixerus) are long-legged runners that forage only on the ground.
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