zemmi

noun
zem·mi | \ ˈzemē \
variants: or zemni \-mnē \
plural -s

Definition of zemmi 

: a large eastern European mole rat (Spalax typhlus)

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History and Etymology for zemmi

Russian dialect (shchenyuk) zemny, literally, earth puppy, from shchenyuk puppy + zemny of earth, from zemlya earth; akin to Latin humus earth

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