sorex

noun

so·​rex
ˈsōrˌeks
1
capitalized : a large and widely distributed genus (the type of the family Soricidae) of shrews with 32 reddish-brown-tipped teeth
2
plural -es : any shrew of the genus Sorex

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, shrew; akin to Latin susurrus murmur, hum

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“Sorex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorex. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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