desman definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two aquatic, insectivorous, molelike mammals, Desmana moschata of east Europe and western Asia or Galemys pyrenaicus of southwest Europe, having thick brown fur, a lengthy snout, and a flattened scaly end.
    • An aquatic or semi-aquatic insectivore associated with the mole family members, found in Europe.
    • An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia (Myogale moschata). It really is allied into the moles, but is known as muskrat by some English article authors.
    • A musk-shrew or musk-rat: the name of two distinct types of aquatic insectivorous animals associated with genus Myogale or Galemys, constituting the subfamily Myogalinæ (which see).
    • [capitalized]
    • A generic title of this musk-shrews.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "desman"
    • Either of two aquatic, insectivorous, molelike mammals, Desmana…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "desman"
89 votes

How would you define desman?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!