shrew opossum

noun

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

First Known Use of shrew opossum

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Shrew opossum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrew%20opossum. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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