tree shrew

tree shrew

tree shrew ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any of several insectivorous, arboreal mammals of the family Tupaiidae, of southern Asia and adjacent islands, resembling a squirrel and having a long snout.

Origin of tree shrew First recorded in 1890–95 Examples from the Web for tree shrew Historical Examples of tree shrew

  • Finn further experimented with the tree-shrew or Tupaia (Tupaia ellioti), which feeds largely on insects.

    The Making of Species

    Douglas Dewar

  • It is fairly certain that if the Tree-shrew is an enemy of butterflies in the wild state it is a discriminating one.

    Mimicry in Butterflies

    Reginald Crundall Punnett

  • British Dictionary definitions for tree shrew tree shrew noun

    1. any of numerous small arboreal mammals of the family Tupaiidae and order Scandentia, of SE Asia, having large eyes and resembling squirrels

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