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mole rat

[mohl-rat] /ˈmoʊlˌræt/
noun
1.
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.
2.
bandicoot (def 2).
Also, mole-rat, molerat.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for mole-rat

mole rat

noun
1.
any burrowing molelike African rodent of the family Bathyergidae
2.
any similar rodent, esp any member of the genus Spalax, of Asia and North Africa: family Spalacidae
3.
the bandicoot rat See bandicoot (sense 2)
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