Definition of Sorex araneus
1. Noun. Common American shrew.
Generic synonyms: Shrew, Shrewmouse
Group relationships: Genus Sorex, Sorex
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorex Araneus
Literary usage of Sorex araneus
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1. A History of British Quadrupeds.: Illustrated by Thirty-four Plates, with by William MacGillivray (1838)
"sorex araneus—AUCT. PLATE VI. Reddish-brown above, pale brownish-grey beneath ; tail and feet not ciliated ; teeth ten above, ..."
2. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"Leonard Jenyns as early as 1838, and in a series of papers, which merit our sincerest praise, he showed that the sorex araneus of English naturalists was ..."