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star-nosed mole

[stahr-nohzd] /ˈstɑrˌnoʊzd/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for star-nose mole

star-nosed mole

noun
1.
an E North American amphibious mole, Condylura cristata, having a ring of pink fleshy tentacles around the nose
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