Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LAVELLAN, n. Also live(e)llan. The water-shrew, Neomys fodiens (Cai. 1887 Harvie-Brown and Buckley Fauna Cai. 248, 1907 County of Cai. (Horne) 77, Cai. 1960), though in some of the features ascribed to it the creature is rather mythical than real. [lə′vɛlən]Cai. 1771 T. Pennant Tour 1769 150:
I enquired here after the Lavellan, which, from description, I suspect to be the Water Shrew-mouse.
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