gray squirrel


: a common light gray to black squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) that is native to eastern North America and has been introduced into Great Britain and South Africa

Examples of gray squirrel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of cottontails and gray squirrels had been popping up on trail cameras, along with gray fox, opossum, feral cats, and deer; cougars eat them all. Scott Haugen, Outdoor Life, 22 May 2024 Spatial mapping would make sense in gray squirrels, Leaver says. Emma Bryce, Scientific American, 20 Nov. 2023 The eastern gray squirrels found at Bienville Square mate twice a year – from December to February, and from May to June. John Sharp |, al, 29 June 2023 Bear and gray squirrel seasons will both open, as will a statewide Canada goose hunt that runs until Sept. 25. Amanda Gokee,, 31 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for gray squirrel 

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Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gray squirrel was in 1674

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“Gray squirrel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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gray squirrel

: a common light gray to black squirrel native to eastern North America and introduced into Europe
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