or mole-rat, mole·rat
Origin of mole rat
Examples from the Web for mole rat
But the Mole-rat lives mostly upon roots, preferring those of a bulbous nature.
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.