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: any of an order (Insectivora) of small usually nocturnal mammals (such as moles, shrews, and hedgehogs) that feed mainly on insects
: an insectivorous plant or animal
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1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1
New Latin Insectivora, from Latin insectum + -vorus -vorous
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: an animal that eats insects
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: any mammal of the order Insectivora
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