Meaning of shrew mole

shrew' mole"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a grayish-black mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, of the western coast of the U.S. and Canada, that grows to a length of about 3 in. (7.6 cm).
  2. any of several Asiatic moles of the genus Uropsilus.
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