Definition of Pen-tail

1. Noun. Brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia.

Exact synonyms: Pen-tailed Tree Shrew, Pentail
Generic synonyms: Tree Shrew
Group relationships: Genus Ptilocercus, Ptilocercus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pen-tail

pemphigus leprosus
pemphigus vegetans
pemphigus vulgaris
pemphiguses
pemphix
pemphixes
pempidine
pemtumomab
pen
pen-
pen-and-ink
pen-and-wash
pen-friend
pen-name
pen-pusher
pen-tail (current term)
pen-tailed tree shrew
pen-tip velocity
pen and ink
pen drive
pen drives
pen friend
pen name
pen names
pen nib
pen pal
pen pals
pen pusher
pen test
pen tests

Literary usage of Pen-tail

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1. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"The fur which covers the body of the pen-tail s extremely soft in texture, ... It is presumed that the long tail of the pen-tail is used for the purpose of ..."

2. Wood's Animal Kingdom: Illustrated by John George Wood (1870)
"The fur which covers the body of the pen-tail is extremely soft in texture, ... It is presumed that the long tail of the pen-tail is used for the purpose of ..."

3. Birmingham Medical Review (1899)
"... leading articles were from his pen. Tail and Dawson were bosom friends until the sudden death of the latter, who powerfully influenced for good Tail's ..."

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