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Squirrels Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Squirrels Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Squirrels are a family of rodents that includes marmots and chipmunks.

Most squirrels are omnivores; they eat anything they find. Many kinds of squirrels live in trees, so they often find nuts. Despite living in trees squirrels are considered flightless because they can only jump short distances. They eat seeds, berries and pine cones too. Sometimes they eat bird's eggs and insects. Most tree squirrels store food in the fall, to eat in the winter. Ground squirrels do not store food. They hibernate which means they spend winter in a deep sleep.

Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and have been introduced to Australia. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among living rodent families.

'Squirrels' example sentence in quotations

* Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. - Robert Burton

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Squirrels Sample Sentences in News

  • Squirrels Announce Jam-Packed 2015 Promotional Schedule
    Richmond, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, are excited to announce the release of their promotional schedule for the 2015 season. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'
  • Driver claims squirrels ate eco-friendly plastics on car
    Tony Steeles, from Croydon, south London, said the rodents arrived within days of him buying the Toyota Aygo. Eco-friendly plastics can made of materials like peanut oil and tomato skins. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'
  • Nilda Rego: Squirrels and the bubonic plague ravage San Francisco -- again
    It was thought the bubonic plague that ravaged San Francisco's Chinatown was pretty much over by 1904 and had been successfully confined. But in 1907, the plague again erupted in the city. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'

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