A small bushy brown rodent that climbs up trees and that eats nuts is an example of a squirrel.
When you hide away money for the future, this is an example of a time when you squirrel away money.
Squirreled away her money.
Other Word Forms
Origin of squirrel
- Middle English squirel from Anglo-Norman esquirel from Vulgar Latin scūriolus diminutive of *scūrius alteration of Latin sciūrus from Greek skiouros skiā shadow ourā tail ors- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition