adj. pertaining to squirrels and similar small rodents, pertaining to animals from the Sciuridae family

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  • Sciurine — Sci u*rine (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. sciurien. See {Sciurus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family. n. A rodent of the Squirrel family. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sciurine — sciurid /suy yoor id/, n. /suy yoo ruyn , rin/, adj. of or pertaining to the squirrels and allied rodents of the family Sciuridae. [1835 45; < L sciur(us) SQUIRREL + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sciurine — adjective Pertaining to squirrels …   Wiktionary

  • sciurine — /ˈsaɪjəraɪn/ (say suyyuhruyn), / rən/ (say ruhn) adjective of or relating to the squirrels and allied rodents of the family Sciuridae. {Latin sciūrus (from Greek skiouros squirrel) + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sciurine —   a. pertaining to or like squirrels; belonging to squirrel division of rodents.    ♦ sciuroid, a squirrel or a squirrel s tail …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sciurine — adj. 1 of or relating to the family Sciuridae, including squirrels and chipmunks. 2 squirrel like. Derivatives: sciuroid adj. Etymology: L sciurus f. Gk skiouros squirrel f. skia shadow + oura tail …   Useful english dictionary

  • sci|u|roid — «sy YUR oyd», adjective. 1. = sciurine. (Cf. ↑sciurine) 2. like a squirrel s tail; curved and bushy: »the sciuroid spikes of certain grasses. ╂[< Latin sciūrus (see etym. under sciurine (Cf. ↑sciurine)) + English oid] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sciuroid — /ˈsaɪjərɔɪd/ (say suyyuhroyd), /saɪˈjurɔɪd/ (say suy yoohroyd) adjective 1. → sciurine. 2. Botany resembling a squirrel tail, as the spikes of certain grasses. {Latin sciūrus (see sciurine) + oid} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sciuroid — ˈsī(y)əˌrȯid, ˈsī(y)u̇ˌr adjective Etymology: Latin sciurus squirrel + English oid 1. a. : resembling a squirrel b. : resembling the tail of a squirrel used of the spike of grasses (as barley) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of animal names — This list gives names of animals used depending on the context. Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, bull… …   Wikipedia

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