Tendrac
Tendrac Ten"drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, belonging to {Ericulus}, {Echinope}, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac ({Oryzorictes hora}) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also {tenrec}. [1913 Webster]

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  • tendrac — noun small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog • Syn: ↑tenrec • Hypernyms: ↑insectivore • Hyponyms: ↑tailless tenrec, ↑Tenrec ecaudatus • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • tendrac — noun The tenrec …   Wiktionary

  • Oryzorictes hora — Tendrac Ten drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, belonging to {Ericulus}, {Echinope}, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenrec — Tendrac Ten drac, n. [See {Tenrec}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family {Centetid[ae]}, belonging to {Ericulus}, {Echinope}, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liste d'essais nucléaires — Cet article recense des essais nucléaires. Sommaire 1 Listes 1.1 Par pays 1.1.1 Résumé 1.1.2 Chine 1.1.3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tanrec — → tenrec tanrec ou tenrec n. m. ZOOL Petit mammifère insectivore de Madagascar au nez en forme de trompe (genre Centetes), qui tient du hérisson et de la musaraigne. ⇒TANREC, TENREC, subst. masc. ZOOL. Mammifère insectivore mesurant 35 cm, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tenrec — [ tɑ̃rɛk ] n. m. • 1791; tanrec 1761; du malgache tandraka, var. dial. de trandraka ♦ Zool. Mammifère insectivore de Madagascar, à museau pointu, au corps couvert de poils et de piquants. tanrec ou tenrec n. m. ZOOL Petit mammifère insectivore de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Blarina brevicauda — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centetes ecaudatus — Tenrec Ten rec, n. [From the native name: cf. F. tanrac, tanrec, tandrec.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small insectivore ({Centetes ecaudatus}), native of Madagascar, but introduced also into the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius; called also {tanrec}. The name… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crocidura araneus — Shrew Shrew, n. [See {Shrew}, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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