chickaree

noun

chick·​a·​ree ˈchi-kə-ˌrē How to pronounce chickaree (audio)
: red squirrel
also : a related squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) of forests from southwestern British Columbia to central California

Examples of chickaree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web California has several squirrel-like critters: the gray squirrel, Douglas squirrel, ground squirrel, chipmunk and chickaree. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, 9 July 2018

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Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chickaree was in 1829

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“Chickaree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chickaree. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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