/səˈlɛnədən/ (say suh'lenuhduhn)

either of two rare and endangered species of insectivore of the genus Solenodon, of Cuba and Hispaniola.
{New Latin, from Greek sōlēn pipe + -odōn -toothed}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • solenodon — [sə lɛnədən] noun a forest dwelling mammal with a long flexible snout and a stiff muscular tail, occurring only in Cuba and Hispaniola. [Genus Solenodon: two species.] Origin mod. L., from Gk sōlēn channel, pipe + odō (var. of odous, odont )… …   English new terms dictionary

  • solenodon — so•le•no•don [[t]səˈli nəˌdɒn, ˈlɛn ə [/t]] n. mam either of two insect eating mammals of the genus Solenodon, resembling a large shrew, S. paradoxus of Hispaniola and S. cubanus of Cuba • Etymology: 1830–40; < NL < Gk sōlḗn channel, pipe + …   From formal English to slang

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