Meaning of desman

des•man

Pronunciation: (des'mun), [key]
— pl. -mans.
  1. either of two aquatic, insectivorous mammals, Myogale moschata, of southeastern Russia, or M. pyrenaica, of the Pyrenees, related to shrews.
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