capitalized : a genus of Asian water shrews
plural -s : any shrew of the genus Chimarrogale

Word History


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

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“Chimarrogale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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