any of a family (Sciuridae) of rodents including the squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots
Origin of sciuridfrom Classical Latin sciurus, squirrel + -id
Any of various rodents of the family Sciuridae, which includes the squirrels, prairie dogs, and marmots.
Origin of sciuridFrom New Latin Sciūridae family name from Latin sciūrus squirrel ; see squirrel .
- (zoology) Any member of the Sciuridae.