Definition of Sorex araneus

1. Noun. Common American shrew.

Exact synonyms: Common Shrew
Generic synonyms: Shrew, Shrewmouse
Group relationships: Genus Sorex, Sorex

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorex Araneus

Sorbus americana
Sorbus aucuparia
Sorbus domestica
Sorbus sitchensis
Sorbus torminalis
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen
Sorensen scale
Soret's phenomenon
Soret band
Sorex araneus (current term)
Sorex cinereus
Sorex palustris
Sorghum bicolor
Sorghum halapense
Sorghum halepense
Sorghum vulgare caudatum
Sorghum vulgare rosburghii
Sorghum vulgare technicum
Sorrento work
Sorsby's macular degeneration

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 ..."

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