water shrew

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water shrew

n
(Animals) either of two small amphibious shrews, Neomys fodiens (European water shrew) or N. anomalus (Mediterranean water shrew), having a dark pelage with paler underparts
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Noun1.water shrew - any of several small semiaquatic shrews usually living near swift-flowing streamswater shrew - any of several small semiaquatic shrews usually living near swift-flowing streams
shrewmouse, shrew - small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
American water shrew, Sorex palustris - water shrew of North America
European water shrew, Neomys fodiens - widely distributed Old World water shrew
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