or star·nose mole
- a North American mole, Condylura cristata, having a starlike ring of fleshy processes around the end of the snout.
Origin of star-nosed mole
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
Also called star·nose.
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- an E North American amphibious mole, Condylura cristata, having a ring of pink fleshy tentacles around the nose