shrew mole

shrew mole

shrew mole ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a grayish-black mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, of the western coast of the U.S. and Canada, that grows to a length of about 3 inches (7.6 cm).
  2. any of several Asiatic moles of the genus Uropsilus.

Origin of shrew mole First recorded in 1815–25 Examples from the Web for shrew mole Historical Examples of shrew mole

  • A shrew-mole lived for many weeks in my study, and made use of a gun-case, into which he squeezed himself, as a burrow.

    Rambles of a Naturalist

    John D. Godman

  • British Dictionary definitions for shrew mole shrew mole noun

    1. any of several moles, such as Uropsilus soricipes of E Asia or Neurotrichus gibbsi of E North America, having a long snout and long tail

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