star-nosed mole

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star-nosed mole

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

star-nosed mole

or

starnose

n
(Animals) an E North American amphibious mole, Condylura cristata, having a ring of pink fleshy tentacles around the nose

star′-nosed`

(or star′nose) mole′,


n.
a North American mole, Condylura cristata, having a starlike ring of fleshy processes around the end of the snout.
Also called star′nose`.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.star-nosed mole - amphibious mole of eastern North America having pink fleshy tentacles around the nosestar-nosed mole - amphibious mole of eastern North America having pink fleshy tentacles around the nose
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet