red squirrel

(redirected from European Red Squirrel)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

red squirrel

n.
A small North American squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) having a coat that is reddish-brown above and cream or white below Also called chickaree.

red squirrel

n
1. (Animals) a reddish-brown squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, inhabiting woodlands of Europe and parts of Asia
2. (Animals) American red squirrel chickaree either of two reddish-brown squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or T. douglasii, inhabiting forests of North America

red′ squir′rel


n.
a reddish squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, of North America. Also called chickaree.
[1630–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red squirrel - of northern United States and Canadared squirrel - of northern United States and Canada
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
2.red squirrel - common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asiared squirrel - common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asia
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
genus Sciurus, Sciurus - type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
Translations
ardillaekorreorava
References in periodicals archive ?
Home to rare breeds such as the traditional European Red Squirrel and the Natterjack Toad, prehistoric human footprints have also been found on the nearby mudflats.
DNA analysis revealed that red squirrels in Mid Wales are likely to have a solely Welsh lineage and to have been less influenced than other British populations by the introduction of European red squirrels to the UK in the 19th century.

Full browser ?