Definition of chickaree in English:

chickaree

Line breaks: chicka|ree
Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪkəˈriː
 
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noun

  • A squirrel with red fur, found in the coniferous forests of North America.
    • Genus Tamiasciurus, family Sciuridae: three species
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

early 19th century: imitative of its call.

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