shrew opossum


Definition of shrew opossum

: any of several small, carnivorous, South American marsupials of the genus Caenolestes with small eyes, poor vision, a tail covered with short, stiff hairs, and no pouch in the female

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First Known Use of shrew opossum

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Shrew opossum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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