Definition of pygmy shrew in English:

pygmy shrew

Syllabification: pyg·my shrew


  • A shrew that is one of the smallest known mammals.
    • Genus Sorex, family Soricidae: several species, in particular the Eurasian S. minutus and the American S. hoyi
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    • The pygmy shrew is the smallest mammal you'll find in the northern hemisphere.
    • ‘Technically, perhaps,’ replied the imperturbable polymog, ‘but you are to a great white as a pygmy shrew is to a rhinoceros.’
    • Sometimes I feel more like a pygmy shrew than an armadillo.

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