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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“Zemmi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zemmi. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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