otter shrew(redirected from otter shrews)
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(Animals) any small otter-like amphibious mammal, esp Potamogale velox, of the family Potamogalidae of W and central Africa: order Insectivora (insectivores)
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|Noun||1.||otter shrew - amphibious African insectivorous mammal that resembles an otter|
insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
genus Potamogale - type genus of the family Potamogalidae: otter shrews
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