almique
Solenodon So*le"no*don, n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species ({Solendon paradoxus}), native of St. Domingo, is called also {agouta}; the other ({S. Cubanus}), found in Cuba, is called {almique}. [1913 Webster]

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  • almique — /al meuh kee /, n. 1. a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family. 2. the hard, reddish brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture. 3. Also, alamiqui. a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus. [ < AmerSp almiquí, prob.… …   Universalium

  • almique — al·mi·que …   English syllables

  • almique — |almə|kē noun ( s) Etymology: modification of American Spanish almiquí : an acana (Manilkara albescens) with hard compact heavy deep red wood * * * /al meuh kee /, n. 1. a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family. 2. the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • agouta — Solenodon So*le no*don, n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species ({Solendon paradoxus}), native of St. Domingo, is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S Cubanus — Solenodon So*le no*don, n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species ({Solendon paradoxus}), native of St. Domingo, is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solendon paradoxus — Solenodon So*le no*don, n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species ({Solendon paradoxus}), native of St. Domingo, is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solenodon — So*le no*don, n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species ({Solendon paradoxus}), native of St. Domingo, is called also {agouta}; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alamiqui — /al euh meuh kee /, n. almique (def. 3). * * * …   Universalium

  • alamiqui — ˌaləmə̇ˈkē noun ( s) Etymology: American Spanish almiquí : a furry long snouted Cuban insectivore (Solenodon cubanus) related to the tenrecs; also : a closely related Haitian form * * * /al euh meuh kee /, n. almique (def. 3) …   Useful english dictionary

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