Solenodon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solenodon (Zoöl) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species (Solendon paradoxus), native of St. Domingo, is called also agouta; the other (S. Cubanus), found in Cuba, is called almique.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solenodon The typical and only genus of the family Solenodontidæ, containing the opossum-shrews, S. paradoxus of Hayti and S. cubanus of Cuba, respectively called agouta and almiqui. They are insectivorous mammals, singularly resembling opossums, with a long cylindroid snout, long scaly tail, five toes on each foot, the fore feet with very long claws, the ears moderate and rounded, and the pelage long and harsh. See Solenodontidæ. Also Solenodonta.
    • n solenodon A species of this genus; a solenodont. See almiqui, and cut under agouta.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a channel + , , a tooth