One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small shrewlike mole with a long tail, native to Asia and North America.
Neurotrichus and other genera, family Talpidae: five species, including N. gibbsii of the western US
- ‘Careful examination developed the interesting fact that it was one of the rare shrew-moles known as the Gibbs Shrew-mole, the connecting link between the shrews and the moles.’
- ‘Moles are from the family Talpidae which includes moles, desmans, and shrew-moles.’
- ‘Like its relative the inquisitive shrew-mole, the Chinese shrew-mole resembles a shrew more than a mole.’
- ‘If you're lucky enough to have a tiny shrew-mole, that means you have one hell of a healthy & natural garden.’
- ‘Unlike most other moles, the shrew-mole is fairly agile and commonly active above ground.’
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