golden hamster


noun

a small light-colored hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, native to Asia Minor and familiar as a laboratory animal and pet.

Nearby words

  1. golden gate,
  2. golden gate bridge,
  3. golden goal,
  4. golden goose,
  5. golden gram,
  6. golden handcuffs,
  7. golden handshake,
  8. golden hello,
  9. golden horde,
  10. golden horn

Origin of golden hamster

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called Syrian hamster.

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