Definition of palm squirrel in English:

palm squirrel

noun

  • An Old World squirrel that frequents palm trees, especially a tree squirrel with a striped back and a shrill birdlike call.

    Genus Funambulus and other genera, family Sciuridae: several species, in particular F. pennanti of northern India

    • ‘A stepwell was host not only to people but also to entire communities of bees, fish, lizards, palm squirrels, parrots, pigeons, and turtles.’
    • ‘The African palm squirrels (genus Epixerus) are long-legged runners that forage only on the ground.’
    • ‘The stripes on the Palm Squirrel's back are explained by a Hindu legend.’