Definition of mole shrew in English:

mole shrew

noun

  • 1A North American short-tailed shrew of the genus Blarina, especially B. brevicauda.

  • 2A burrowing shrew, Anourosorex squamipes, of mountain forests in eastern and southern Asia.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Spencer Baird (1823–1887), zoologist and scientific administrator. From mole + shrew.

Pronunciation

mole shrew

/ˈməʊl ʃruː/