Squirrel vs. Chipmunk

By Jaxson

  • Squirrel

    Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including groundhogs), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and were introduced by humans to Australia. The earliest known fossilized squirrels date from the Eocene period and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among other living rodent families.

  • Chipmunk

    Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.

  • Squirrel (noun)

    Any of the rodents of the family Sciuridae distinguished by their large bushy tail.

  • Squirrel (noun)

    A person, usually a freezoner, who applies L. Ron Hubbard’s technology in a heterodox manner.

  • Squirrel (noun)

    One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.

  • Squirrel (verb)

    To store in a secretive manner, to hide something for future use

  • Chipmunk (noun)

    A squirrel-like rodent of the genus Tamias, native mainly to North America.

  • Chipmunk (verb)

    To speed up an audio recording, especially a song, to make the voices high-pitched.

  • Chipmunk (verb)

    In competitive eating, to stuff food in one’s mouth during the final moments of a contest.


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