Meaning of flying squirrel

fly'ing squir'rel

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of various nocturnal tree squirrels, as Glaucomys volans, of the eastern U.S., having folds of skin connecting the fore and hind legs, permitting long, gliding leaps.
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