noun bla·ri·na \bla(a)ˈrīnə, -rēnə\

Definition of blarina

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of short-tailed shrews widely distributed in North America

  2. 2 less commonly blarina shrew plural -s :  any shrew of the genus Blarina

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Origin and Etymology of blarina

New Latin, perhaps irregular from Blair, Nebraska + New Latin -ina

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to cast off or become cast off

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