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star-nosed mole

or star·nose mole

[stahr-nohzd]
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noun
  1. a North American mole, Condylura cristata, having a starlike ring of fleshy processes around the end of the snout.
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Origin of star-nosed mole

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
Also called star·nose.
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British Dictionary definitions for star-nosed mole

star-nosed mole

noun
  1. an E North American amphibious mole, Condylura cristata, having a ring of pink fleshy tentacles around the nose
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