star-nose

star-nosed mole

[stahr-nohzd]
noun
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:
1820–30, Americanism

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star-nosed mole
 
n
an E North American amphibious mole, Condylura cristata, having a ring of pink fleshy tentacles around the nose

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