star-nosed mole

star-nosed mole
a North American mole, Condylura cristata, having a starlike ring of fleshy processes around the end of the snout.
Also, starnose mole. Also called starnose.
[1820-30, Amer.]

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  • Star-nosed mole — Star nosed mole[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • star-nosed mole — ☆ star nosed mole [stär′nōzd΄ ] n. a brownish black, long tailed, North American mole (Condylura cristata) having a ring of fleshy tentacles around its nose …   English World dictionary

  • Star-nosed Mole — Taxobox name = Star nosed MoleMSW3 Hutterer | pages = 300 301] status = LR/lc status system = iucn2.3 status ref = IUCN2006 | assessors = Insectivore Specialist Group | year = 1996 | title = Condylura cristata | id = 41458 | downloaded = 2006 05… …   Wikipedia

  • star-nosed mole — noun amphibious mole of eastern North America having pink fleshy tentacles around the nose • Syn: ↑starnose mole, ↑Condylura cristata • Hypernyms: ↑mole * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also starnose …   Useful english dictionary

  • star-nosed mole — Starnose Star nose (st[aum]r n[=o]z ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A curious American mole ({Condylura cristata}) having the nose expanded at the end into a stellate disk; called also {star nosed mole}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star-nosed mole — žvaigždžiasnukis kurmis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Condylura cristata angl. star nosed mole vok. Sternmull rus. звезденос; звездорыл; звёздчатый крот pranc. condylure étoilé ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • star-nosed mole — star′ nosed (or star′nose) mole′ n. mam a North American mole, Condylura cristata, having a starlike ring of fleshy processes around the end of the snout Also called star′nose . Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • star-nosed mole — noun Date: 1826 a common black long tailed semiaquatic mole (Condylura cristata) of the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada that has a series of pink fleshy projections surrounding the nostrils …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • star-nosed mole — noun a species of mole, Condylura cristata, identified by the appendaged ring around the snout …   Wiktionary

  • star-nosed — /ˈsta noʊzd/ (say stah nohzd) adjective having a starlike ring of small, fleshy radiating processes about the end of the snout, as an American mole, Condylura cristata …   Australian-English dictionary

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