from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small omnivorous usually arboreal mammals of the order Scandentia, found in South and Southeast Asia and having a slender body and often a long furred tail.

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  • noun A small mammal native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, resembling the shrew and classified scientifically as order Scandentia.

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  • noun insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout


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