shrew mole

shrew mole
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shroo mohl]
    • /ʃru moʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shroo mohl]
    • /ʃru moʊl/

Definitions of shrew mole words

  • noun shrew mole a grayish-black mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, of the western coast of the U.S. and Canada, that grows to a length of about 3 inches (7.6 cm). 1
  • noun shrew mole any of several Asiatic moles of the genus Uropsilus. 1
  • noun shrew mole any of several moles, such as Uropsilus soricipes of E Asia or Neurotrichus gibbsi of E North America, having a long snout and long tail 0

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Origin of shrew mole

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25

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shrew mole popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shrew mole usage trend in Literature

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