Middle English Dictionary Entry

squirel n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A squirrel, esp. the common Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris); -- also coll.; (b) the fur of the squirrel; (c) ~ tail, the tail of a squirrel; -- also coll.; squireles tail(es, the tails of squirrels; (d) a representation of a squirrel; -- also coll.; (e) as surname.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1500 Add.21431 Artist.Recipes (Add 21431) 327/11 : Grind it well togeder tyl hit be smale, and laye yt with a pensell made of a sqkrell tayle.
  • Note: New spelling (sqkrell).