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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- An aquatic insectivorous mammal of Russia that resembles a mole.

Usage examples (5)
  • The insectivorous Pyrenean desman Galemys pyrenaicus, occurs in lowland elevation.
  • I like to think that it looked like a giant desman, but that only helps if you know what a desman is.
  • The ecoregion hosts other rare and threatened small mammals, such as the snow vole (Microtus nivalis), the Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus), and the endemic...
  • Also present are wild boar (Sus scrofa), chamois (Rupicapra parva), red deer (Cervus elaphus elaphus), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and seldom seen, the Pyrenean... for more
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