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shrew mole

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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
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Examples from the Web for shrew mole

Historical Examples

  • 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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