sciuroid


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. [New Latin Sciurus + English -oid] : related to the Sciuridae

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/suy yoor"oyd/, adj.
1. sciurine.
2. Bot. resembling a squirrel's tail, as the spikes of certain grasses.
[1890-95; < L sciur(us) SQUIRREL + -OID]

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sciuroid /-ūˈ/ adjective
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Main Entry:sciurine

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sciuroid, a.
(saɪˈjʊərɔɪd)
[f. L. sciūr-us (see prec.) + -oid.]
1. Zool. Of or pertaining to the Sciuridæ, or squirrel-family.
in Century Dict.
2. Bot. ‘Curved and bushy, like a squirrel's tail’ (B. D. Jackson Gloss. Bot. Terms 1900).
in Funk's Stand. Dict.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sciuroid — Sci u*roid, a. [Sciurus + oid.] (Bot.) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sciuroid — /suy yoor oyd/, adj. 1. sciurine. 2. Bot. resembling a squirrel s tail, as the spikes of certain grasses. [1890 95; < L sciur(us) SQUIRREL + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • sciuroid — shaped like a squirrel’s tail Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sciuroid — sci·uroid …   English syllables

  • 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

  • sciurid — [sī yoor′id] n. 〚< L sciurus,SQUIRREL + ID〛 any of a family (Sciuridae) of rodents including the squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots sciuroid adj. * * * sci·u·rid (sīʹyo͝o rĭd ) adj. Of, belonging to, or resembling the Sciuridae …   Universalium

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

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

  • sciurid — [sī yoor′id] n. [< L sciurus,SQUIRREL + ID] any of a family (Sciuridae) of rodents including the squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots sciuroid adj …   English World dictionary

  • 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


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