musaraigne

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin mūsarāneus, from mūs (mouse) + arāneus (of a spider) (because the bite of many shrews, e.g. Neomys fodiens, is venomous).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

musaraigne f (plural musaraignes)

  1. (zoology) shrew

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