from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The native name of Solenodon cubanus, an insectivorous mammal peculiar to Cuba, belonging to the family Solenodontidæ.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Solenodon cubanus, a
soricomorph endemicto Cuba, unusual among mammalsin having venomous saliva.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Earlier this week we admired and coiled in repulsion away from the amazing R.O.U.S. lookalike, the almiqui.
It is possible, too, that reference was made to the solenodon or almiqui, an animal long thought to be extinct but of which several specimens have recently been found in Santo Domingo.
Here were dogs which never barked (supposed to be the almiqui), wild birds tamed in the houses and "wonderful arrangements of nets, * and fish-hooks and fishing apparatus.