blarina shrew

blarina shrew
noun
see blarina 2

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bla|ri|na «bluh RY nuh», noun, or blarina shrew,
any one of a genus of short-tailed shrews native to North America.
[< New Latin Blarina the genus name, perhaps < Blair, Nebraska, a typical locality where found]

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