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Tenrec

Tenrec
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 is applied to other allied genera. See {Tendrac}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.