shrew mole

  1. a grayish-black mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, of the western coast of the United States and Canada, that grows to a length of about 3 inches (7.6 centimeters).

  2. any of several Asiatic moles of the genus Uropsilus.

Origin of shrew mole

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby shrew mole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shrew mole in a sentence

  • He has been heard to say that, in investigating the habits of the shrew mole, he walked many hundred miles.

    Rambles of a Naturalist | John D. Godman
  • 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
  • The little shrew mole, which I know is active at night, I have never seen but once.

    Under the Maples | John Burroughs
  • Why destroy the shrew mole, which lives on earthworms, as the mouse does on wheat?

  • The shrew mole of North America is a ground-digger of great ingenuity.

British Dictionary definitions for shrew mole

shrew mole

  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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