The Collaborative International Dictionary
Solenodon \So*le"no*don\, n. [Gr. ???? a channel + ????, ???, a tooth.] (Zo["o]l.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species ( Solendon paradoxus), native of St. Domingo, is called also agouta; the other ( S. Cubanus), found in Cuba, is called almique.