Definition of gray squirrel in English:

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gray squirrel

Pronunciation: /ɡrā ˈskwər(ə)l/

noun

An American tree squirrel with mainly gray fur.
  • Genus Sciurus, family Sciuridae: four species, in particular Sciurus carolinensis, native to eastern North America and introduced to Britain and elsewhere.
Example sentences
  • Animals co-habiting in the woods include field mice, grey squirrels, hedgehogs and three roe deer.
  • A hungry gray squirrel will also raid a bird's nest for eggs, steal food from bird feeders and dig up plants.
  • Under natural conditions, grey squirrels are most abundant in hardwood or mixed hardwood and pine forests.

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Syllabification: gray squir·rel

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