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  1. desmannoun

    An aquatic or semi-aquatic insectivore of the mole family, found in Europe.

    Etymology: From desman, Desman, from desmanråtta, from desman.

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  1. Desmannoun

    an amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia (Myogale moschata). It is allied to the moles, but is called muskrat by some English writers

    Etymology: [Cf. Sw. desman musk.]


  1. Desman

    The desman, a snouted and naked-tailed diving insectivore of the tribe Desmanini, belongs to one of two Eurasian species of the mole family, Talpidae. This tribe consists of two monotypic genera of semiaquatic insectivores found in Europe; one in Russia and the other in the Pyrenees. Both species are considered to be vulnerable. They have webbed paws and their front paws are not well adapted for digging. The list of species is: ⁕Genus Desmana ⁕Russian desman ⁕Genus Galemys ⁕Pyrenean desman ⁕ Galemys pyrenaicus

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Desman

    des′man, n. a kind of musk-rat, found in Russia and the Pyrenees. [Sw. desman, musk; Ice. des, musk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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