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red squirrel Line breaks: red squir|rel

Definition of red squirrel in English:

noun

A small tree squirrel with a reddish coat:
  • A Eurasian squirrel with distinctive ear tufts during the winter months and (in Britain) a whitish tail (Sciurus vulgaris, family Sciuridae).A North American squirrel with a pale belly and a black line along the sides during the summer (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, family Sciuridae).
Example sentences
  • Deer mice and red squirrels were photographed at plots of each nest-stratum treatment.
  • The cats can and do eat red squirrels, ground squirrels, and grouse, but an abundance of hares is lynx heaven.
  • Mostly it consists of sandy woodland and pristine marshes, full of red squirrels and sika deer.

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