Sciurus

noun
Sci·​urus | \ sīˈ(y)u̇rəs \

Definition of Sciurus

: the type genus of Sciuridae formerly including all the squirrels but now restricted to a cosmopolitan group of typical moderate sized arboreal squirrels

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History and Etymology for Sciurus

New Latin, from Latin, squirrel

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“Sciurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sciurus. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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