Definition of Tree shrew

1. Noun. Insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout.

Definition of Tree shrew

1. Noun. A small mammal native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, resembling the shrew and classified scientifically as order ''Scandentia''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Shrew

tree martin
tree measurement sale
tree of heaven
tree of knowledge
tree of the gods
tree onion
tree pangolin
tree pangolins
tree pipit
tree pipits
tree poppy
tree rat
tree rats
tree ring
tree sap
tree shrew (current term)
tree sloth
tree sparrow
tree squirrel
tree stand
tree stands
tree stump
tree surgeon
tree surgery
tree swallow
tree swift
tree toad
tree tobacco
tree tomato
tree traversal

Literary usage of Tree shrew

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1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"I found in the stomach hair, a feather, and little pieces of white substance similar to chewed kernels. [THE SUMATRAN TREE-SHREW (Tupaia, Horsfield, ..."

2. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"The Pegu Tree-Shrew (Jerdon's No. 88). HABITAT.—Sikim (Darjeeling), Assam and through Arakan to Tenas- serim. DESCRIPTION.—Jerdon says : " General hue a ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"TREE-SHREW, any of the arboreal insectivorous mammals of the genus Tupaia. There are about a dozen species, widely distributed over the east. ..."

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