elephant shrew

noun

Definition of elephant shrew

: any of several leaping African shrews comprising a family (Macroscelididae) remotely related to both the true shrews and the hedgehogs and having the nose long and flexible like a proboscis

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“Elephant shrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elephant%20shrew. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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