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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrew, shrewmousenoun

    small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shrewmousenoun

    A mouse of which the bite is generally supposed venomous, and to which vulgar tradition assigns such malignity, that she is said to lame the foot over which she runs. I am informed that all these reports are calumnious, and that her feet and teeth are equally harmless with those of any other little mouse. Our ancestors however looked on her with such terrour, that they are supposed to have given her name to a scolding woman, whom for her venom they call a shrew.

    Etymology: screawa , Saxon.


  1. shrewmouse

    A shrewmouse, also known simply as a shrew, is a small mammal that is similar in appearance to a non-hibernating mouse, often characterized by a pointed snout, small eyes and dense fur. Shrews belong to the family Soricidae. They are primarily insectivorous, but some species also consume seeds, roots, and other vegetation. They are known for their high metabolic rates and aggressive behavior. The term "shrewmouse" comes from their mouse-like appearance but they are not actually considered true mice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrewmousenoun

    a shrew; especially, the erd shrew

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewmouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewmouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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