fox squirrel


Definition of fox squirrel

: a large stout-bodied arboreal squirrel (Sciurus niger) that is now rare over much of its range from the Mississippi valley and the southeastern U.S. north to New Jersey and central New York and is represented by several varieties differing chiefly in color — see black squirrel, cat squirrel

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“Fox squirrel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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