genus Blarina

genus Blarina
noun
shrews
Syn: ↑Blarina
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Soricidae, ↑family Soricidae
Member Meronyms: ↑short-tailed shrew, ↑Blarina brevicauda

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  • Blarina — n. a genus of mammals consisting of the shrews. Syn: genus {Blarina}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blarina — noun shrews • Syn: ↑genus Blarina • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Soricidae, ↑family Soricidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blarina brevicauda — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blarina brevicauda — noun North American shrew with tail less than half its body length • Syn: ↑short tailed shrew • Hypernyms: ↑shrew, ↑shrewmouse • Member Holonyms: ↑Blarina, ↑genus Blarina …   Useful english dictionary

  • blarina shrew — noun see blarina 2 * * * 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] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blarina brevicauda — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Northern Short-tailed Shrew — Northern Short tailed Shrew[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • List of placental mammals in Order Soricomorpha — The class Mammalia (the mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the monotremes); and mammals which give live birth. The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of mammals in the United States — This is a list of the mammal species recorded in the United States. There are 424 mammal species in the United States, of which 3 are critically endangered, 15 are endangered, 23 are vulnerable, and 2 are near threatened.3 of the species listed… …   Wikipedia

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