squirrel

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English[edit]

Red Squirrel
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English squirel, squyrelle, from Anglo-Norman esquirel and Old French escurel (whence French écureuil), from Vulgar Latin scuriolus, diminutive of scurius, variant of Latin sciurus, from Ancient Greek σκίουρος ‎(skíouros). Displaced native Middle English aquerne, from Old English ācweorna.

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Wikispecies squirrel ‎(plural squirrels)

  1. Any of the rodents of the family Sciuridae distinguished by their large bushy tail.
  2. (Scientology, often disparaging) A person, usually a freezoner, who applies L. Ron Hubbard's technology in a heterodox manner.
  3. One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.

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squirrel ‎(third-person singular simple present squirrels, present participle squirreling, simple past and past participle squirreled)

  1. (transitive) To store in a secretive manner, to hide something for future use

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