Dictionary.com

short-tailed shrew

Save This Word!

noun

a grayish-black shrew, Blarina brevicauda, common in eastern North America, that has a tail less than half the length of the body.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for short-tailed shrew

See Today's Synonym