white-toothed shrew

noun

Definition of white-toothed shrew

: any of various shrews of Crocidura or related genera having white teeth — compare red-toothed shrew

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First Known Use of white-toothed shrew

circa 1781, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white-toothed shrew was circa 1781

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“White-toothed shrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-toothed%20shrew. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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