pentail definition

  • noun:
    • An insectivore (Ptilocercus lowii) of Borneo, with an extremely long, quill-shaped tail, which will be scaly during the base and plumose within tip.
    • A peculiar insectivore (Ptilocercus Lowii) of Borneo; -- so-called from the extended, quill-shaped end, which can be scaly at base and plumose during the tip.
    • An insectivorous pet associated with family members Tupaiid√¶, among the squirrel-shrews regarding the genus Ptilocercus (which see), P. lowi, an inhabitant of Borneo: so named from the long tail, which will be two-thirds naked and leads to a distichous edge of lengthy hairs, like a quill pen.
    • The pintail, a duck.
    • brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with lengthy rigid hairs on distal 3rd; of Malaysia
    • brown tree shrew having a naked end bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs from the distal 3rd; of Malaysia

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