Meaning of solenodon


Pronunciation: (su-lē'nu-don", -len'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. either of two insectivores of the genus Solenodon, resembling a large shrew and having small eyes, a long and pointy snout, and a scaly tail, including the coarse-haired, reddish-brown to grayish-black S. paradoxus of Hispaniola and the finer-haired, usually darker S. cubanus of Cuba:is an endangered species; S. cubanus is rare and possibly endangered. S. paradoxus
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