Squirrel vs Drey - What's the difference?

squirrel | drey |


As nouns the difference between squirrel and drey

is that squirrel is any of the rodents of the family sciuridae distinguished by their large bushy tail while drey is (british) a squirrel’s nest, built of twigs in a tree.

As a verb squirrel

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

squirrel

Noun

(Sciuridae) (en noun)
  • Any of the rodents of the family Sciuridae distinguished by their large bushy tail.
  • (Scientology, often, disparaging) A person, usually a freezoner, who applies L. Ron Hubbard's technology in a heterodox manner.
  • One of the small rollers of a carding machine which work with the large cylinder.
  • Derived terms

    * gray squirrel * red squirrel

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To store in a secretive manner, to hide something for future use
  • Usage notes

    * In addition to the single-L forms (m) and (m) given above, the less-common double-L forms (m) and (m) are also attested in UK usage.

    Derived terms

    * *

    drey

    English

    Alternative forms

    * dray

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) A squirrel’s nest, built of twigs in a tree.