star-nosed mole

noun \ ˈstär-ˌnōz(d)- \

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


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