from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large ratlike insectivorous mammal of the family Solenodontidae, especially Solenodon paradoxus of Hispaniola and S. cubanus of Cuba, characterized by a long tubular snout and a long, stiff, scaly tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the genus, Solenodon, small nocturnal, burrowing, insectivorous mammals, with a long snout and venomous saliva.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. A species of this genus; a solenodont. See almiqui, and cut under agouta.
New Latin Sōlēnodōn, type genus : Greek sōlēn, pipe, channel + -odōn, -odon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)