Definitions for shrewʃru
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a woman of violent temper and speech; termagant.
Origin of shrew:
1200–50; ME: villain, evildoer (of either sex)
any of several small, mouselike, insect-eating mammals of the family Soricidae, having a long, sharp snout and small, poorly developed eyes.
Origin of shrew:
bef. 900; OE scrēawa
a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman
small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
Any of numerous small mouselike, chiefly nocturnal, mammals of the family Soricidae.
An ill-tempered, nagging woman: a scold.
You'd better not stay out late tonight uE00026504uE001 your mother is quite a shrew and you'll never hear the end of it.
Origin: screawa, of unknown origin.
originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold
any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidae. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals
to beshrew; to curse
A shrew or shrew mouse is a small mole-like mammal classified in the order Soricomorpha. True shrews are also not to be confused with West Indies shrews, treeshrews, otter shrews, or elephant shrews, which belong to different families or orders. Although its external appearance is generally that of a long-nosed mouse, a shrew is not a rodent, as mice are, and is in fact more closely related to moles. Shrews have sharp, spike-like teeth, not the familiar gnawing front incisor teeth of rodents. Shrews are distributed almost worldwide: of the major tropical and temperate land masses, only New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand do not have any native shrews; in South America, shrews are relatively recent immigrants and are present only in the northern Andes. In terms of species diversity, the shrew family is the fourth most successful mammal family, being rivalled only by the muroid rodent families Muridae and Cricetidae and the bat family Vespertilionidae.
Translations for shrew
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small mouse-like animal with a long, pointed nose.
- الزّبابه: حيوان يُشْبِه الفِئْرانArabic
- зоол. земеровкаBulgarian
- musaranhoPortuguese (BR)
- die SpitzmausGerman
- μυγαλή (είδος τρωκτικού)Greek
- حشره خورFarsi
- sejenis tikusIndonesian
- snjáldra, snjáldurmúsIcelandic
- cirslis; (amer.) kurmisLatvian
- tikus kesturiMalay
- حشره خورPersian
- جنګرۍ، بدمزاجه (په تېره ښځه): يو ډول وړوكى موږك وزمه ژوى: بدورږي، بدغونيPashto
- şoarece de câmpRomanian
- kır faresiTurkish
- 鼩鼱Chinese (Trad.)
- نکیلی تھوتنی کا ممیلیہUrdu
- chuột chùVietnamese
- 鼩鼱Chinese (Simp.)
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