Caenolestes

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

Definition of Caenolestes

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

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First Known Use of Caenolestes

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Caenolestes

New Latin, from caen- + Greek lēistēs robber; akin to Latin lucrum gain

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The first known use of Caenolestes was circa 1895

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“Caenolestes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caenolestes. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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