sugar squirrel

noun
variants: or sugar opossum

Definition of sugar squirrel

: a small widely distributed Australian opossum (Petaurus breviceps) that is largely silvery gray with a bushy and often white-tipped tail and that in habits and appearance much resembles a flying squirrel

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“Sugar squirrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugar%20squirrel. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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