star-nosed mole

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\ ˈstär-ˌnōz(d)- How to pronounce star-nosed mole (audio) \

Definition of star-nosed mole

: a common black long-tailed semiaquatic mole (Condylura cristata) of the northeastern U.S. and adjacent Canada that has a series of pink fleshy projections surrounding the nostrils

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First Known Use of star-nosed mole

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Star-nosed mole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star-nosed%20mole. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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