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star-nosed mole


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mole (Condylura cristata) of North America, having 22 small fleshy tentacles encircling the end of its nose in a starlike pattern.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a species of mole, Condylura cristata, identified by the appendaged ring around the snout.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. amphibious mole of eastern North America having pink fleshy tentacles around the nose


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