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Animal SpeciesPlay
Relates specifically to the various species of small tree-dwelling rodents. SlideThe eastern gray squirrel is native to North America.
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Idiomatic UsePlay
Used metaphorically to describe someone who is active or jumpy. SlideMy little cousin is as energetic as a squirrel.
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Descriptive ImageryPlay
Evokes a vivid picture of the animal's playful nature and agility. SlideWatching a squirrel dart around the park is entertaining.