tree shrew

Definitions of tree shrew
  1. noun
    insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout
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    types:
    pen-tail, pen-tailed tree shrew, pentail
    brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia
    type of:
    eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal
    mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
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