- 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).
- any of several Asiatic moles of the genus Uropsilus.
Origin of shrew mole
First recorded in 1815–25
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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
- 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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