mole shrew

noun

Definition of mole shrew

1a : an American short-tailed shrew of the genus Blarina
b : any of several shrews of the genus Anourosorex that resemble moles, have the ears and eyes greatly reduced, have slate-colored glossy fur, and live in the high mountains of Burma, China, and Siam

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“Mole shrew.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mole%20shrew. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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