Douglas squirrel


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Douglas squirrel

n.
A small squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) of conifer forests of the Pacific coast of North America, having a coat that is reddish-gray above and orange below. Also called chickaree.

[After David Douglas (1798-1834), Scottish botanist.]
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Noun1.Douglas squirrel - far western United States counterpart of the red squirrelDouglas squirrel - far western United States counterpart of the red squirrel
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
References in classic literature ?
Fifty feet above the ground, almost over their heads, a Douglas squirrel crossed the road--a flash of gray between two trees; and they marked the continuance of its aerial passage by the bending of the boughs.