chimarrogale

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

Definition of chimarrogale

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Chimarrogale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chimarrogale. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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