Caenolestes

noun Cae·no·les·tes \ˌsēnəˈle(ˌ)stēz, ˌkīn-\

Definition of Caenolestes

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Caenolestidae) of small carnivorous diprotodont marsupials comprising the shrew opossums

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Origin and Etymology of caenolestes

New Latin, from 1caen- + Greek lēistēs robber; akin to Latin lucrum gain — more at lucre


First Known Use: circa 1895


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