or star·nose mole
[ stahr-nohzd ]
/ ˈstɑrˌnoʊzd /
a North American mole, Condylura cristata, having a starlike ring of fleshy processes around the end of the snout.
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Also called star·nose.
Origin of star-nosed mole
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
Words nearby star-nosed mole
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British Dictionary definitions for star-nosed mole
an E North American amphibious mole, Condylura cristata, having a ring of pink fleshy tentacles around the nose
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