chick·a·ree | \ ˈchi-kə-ˌrē \

Definition of chickaree 

: red squirrel also : a related squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) of forests from southwestern British Columbia to central California

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California has several squirrel-like critters: the gray squirrel, Douglas squirrel, ground squirrel, chipmunk and chickaree. Tom Stienstra,, "At summer campsite, cute squirrels can go rogue," 9 July 2018

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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