or mole-rat, mole·rat
any of several eastern European burrowing rodents, especially those of the genus Spalax, having no tail, short limbs, and small eyes with permanently closed lids.
Origin of mole rat
First recorded in 1775–85
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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A better term for it is the Mole-rat, by which name it is familiar to zoologists.
The Mole-rat needs not to dig such deep tunnels as the true Moles, because its food does not lie so deep.
But the Mole-rat lives mostly upon roots, preferring those of a bulbous nature.
British Dictionary definitions for mole rat
any burrowing molelike African rodent of the family Bathyergidae
any similar rodent, esp any member of the genus Spalax, of Asia and North Africa: family Spalacidae
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