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]

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  • tenrec — * * * 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… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tenrec — Tenrec, Art der Gattung Borstenigel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tenrec — Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Tenrec ou tanrec » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts. Tenrec ou tanrec …   Wikipédia en Français

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

  • tenrec — /ten rek/, n. any of several insectivorous mammals of the family Tenrecidae, of Madagascar, having a long, pointed snout, certain species of which are spiny and tailless. Also, tanrec. [1720 30; < F < Malagasy tàndraka] * * * ▪ mammal family  any …   Universalium

  • Tenrec — Großer Tenrek Großer Tenrek (Tenrec ecaudatus) Systematik Überordnung: Afrotheria Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • tenrec — ► sustantivo masculino ZOOLOGÍA Mamífero insectívoro de Madagascar, de tamaño pequeño y con el cuerpo cubierto de púas y pelo. (Tenrec ecaudatus.) IRREG. plural tenreques …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tenrec — /ˈtɛnrɛk/ (say tenrek) noun any of several insectivorous mammals of Madagascar, which constitute the family Tenrecidae, especially a common tailless species, Tenrec ecaudatus. Also, tanrec. {French, from Malagasy tàndraka} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenrec — noun Etymology: French, from Malagasy tàndraka Date: circa 1785 any of numerous small often spiny mammalian insectivores (family Tenrecidae) chiefly of Madagascar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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