chimarrogale

noun chim·ar·rog·a·le \ˌkiməˈrägə(ˌ)lē\

Definition of chimarrogale

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Asian water shrews

  2. 2 plural -s :  any shrew of the genus Chimarrogale

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Origin and Etymology of chimarrogale

New Latin, from chimarro- (from Greek cheimarrhos torrent, from cheimarrhos, adjective, winter-flowing, from cheima winter + -rhos, from rhein to flow) + Greek galēweasel; akin to Sanskrit giri, girikāmouse — more at hibernate, stream


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