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elephant shrew

noun
  1. any of several African insectivores of the family Macroscelididae, having long hind legs and a long, sensitive snout.
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Origin of elephant shrew

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant shrew

elephant shrew

noun
  1. any small active African mammal of the family Macroscelididae and order Macroscelidea, having an elongated nose, large ears, and long hind legs
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