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short-tailed shrew

noun
1.
a grayish-black shrew, Blarina brevicauda, common in eastern North America, that has a tail less than half the length of the body.
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  • Among mammals, our tiny short-tailed shrew uses venom for subduing prey.
  • Also known as small short-tailed shrew and bee shrew.

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