Definition of drey in English:


Syllabification: drey
Pronunciation: /drā

noun (plural dreys)

  • The nest of a squirrel, typically in the form of a mass of twigs in a tree.
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    • The Siberian flying squirrel is a nocturnal arboreal rodent, which nests in tree cavities, twig dreys, and nest-boxes.
    • At another site it was decided to remove a grey squirrel from its winter drey.
    • They rear their young in stick nests or ‘dreys’, are less active in winter, and do not hibernate or bury nuts as winter store.


early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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