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mole rat

or mole-rat, mole·rat

[ mohl-rat ]
/ ˈmoʊlˌræt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of mole rat

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for mole rat

mole rat

noun

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
the bandicoot ratSee bandicoot (def. 2)
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