Definition of palm squirrel in English:

palm squirrel

Syllabification: palm squir·rel

noun

  • 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
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    • 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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