Sciurus

noun
type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
Syn: ↑genus Sciurus
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sciuridae, ↑family Sciuridae
Member Meronyms:

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\\sīˈ(y)u̇rəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, squirrel — more at squirrel
: the type genus of Sciuridae formerly including all the squirrels but now restricted to a cosmopolitan group of typical moderate sized arboreal squirrels

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