gray squirrel

noun

Definition of 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 Many natural options include Saikoho goat, gray squirrel, silver fox, and even Kolinsky sable. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2021 The gray squirrel, which has large white patches of fur, has been making itself at home in the area near the Asian Glade and Japanese Gardens. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 16 Nov. 2021 For the past three years, a gray squirrel has set out to ruin my life, chewing leaves off my beloved exotic hibiscus and geraniums. Julie Zickefoose, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2021 Two species – the eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) – thrive on campus landscapes and are willing participants in our behavioral experiments. Robert J. Full, The Conversation, 5 Aug. 2021 There is an animal that often finds itself in a somewhat similar position to the swimmer and has perfected an effective strategy for frustrating its pursuers: the common gray squirrel. Quanta Magazine, 29 June 2021 The ticks’ favorite mammalian host, the western gray squirrel, does not frequent seaside grass-scapes. Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2021 The company has since achieved a cultlike following for its innovative color and makeup technology, and its Artistique line of brushes — all made in Kumano, half of them with gray squirrel hair — are top of the line. New York Times, 3 June 2021 Another gray squirrel perched on an oak limb, its tail flicking with every bark. Johnny Carrol Sain, Outdoor Life, 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of gray squirrel

1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gray squirrel was in 1674

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1 Dec 2021

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“Gray squirrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gray%20squirrel. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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