Desman Des"man (d[e^]s"man), n. [Cf. Sw. desman musk.] (Zo["o]l.) An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia ({Myogale moschata}). It is allied to the moles, but is called {muskrat} by some English writers. [Written also {d[ae]sman}.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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