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star-nosed mole

Syllabification: star-nosed mole

Definition of star-nosed mole in English:

noun

A mole with a number of fleshy radiating tentacles around its nostrils, native to northeastern North America.
  • Condylura cristata, family Talpidae
Example sentences
  • There, in addition to star-nosed moles, he inevitably encounters shrews, voles, weasels, field mice, and the occasional snapping turtle.
  • Hoping that an analysis of living species could provide insights into the star-nosed mole's past, we began to examine other moles from around the world.
  • The star-nosed mole prefers wet, swampy ground and subsists on a diet of worms, insects, and crustaceans.

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