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mole1 US English

A small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes

mole2 US English

A small, often slightly raised blemish on the skin made dark by a high concentration of melanin

mole3 US English

A large solid structure on a shore serving as a pier, breakwater, or causeway

mole4 US English

The SI unit of amount of substance, equal to the quantity containing as many elementary units as there are atoms in 0.012 kg of carbon-12

mole5 US English

An abnormal mass of tissue in the uterus

mole6 US English

A highly spiced Mexican sauce made chiefly from chili peppers and chocolate, served with meat

mole US Thesaurus

the mole on his left cheek

Mole–Dagbani US English

Designating the group of languages of which Mole (i.e. Mooré) and Dagbani are typical members or the speakers of these languages.

iron mole US English

A spot or stain on cloth, paper, etc., caused by iron rust or ink containing iron salts.

mole bean US English

The castor-oil bean, Ricinus communis.

mole crab US English

A crab of the superfamily Hippoidea, whose members are often buried in sand at the shoreline, especially one of the genus Emerita.

mole-eyed US English

Having very limited vision, extremely short-sighted (literal and figurative).

mole-heap US English

= molehill.

mole-hole US English

A hole or tunnel made or used by a mole; (in extended use) any very narrow tunnel.

mole-like1 US English

Resembling a mole.

mole-like2 US English

Like a mole; in the manner of a mole. rare.

mole rat US English

A herbivorous, short-legged, ratlike rodent that typically lives permanently underground, with long incisors that protrude from the mouth and are used in digging

mole-run US English

A tunnel dug or used by a mole.

mole trap US English

Any of various kinds of trap placed along the course of a mole-run to catch (and, in most cases, kill) moles.

rose-mole US English

Originally poetic a reddish spot on the side of a trout.

golden mole US English

A blind mole with an iridescent sheen to its coat, native to southern Africa

mole drain US English

A small subterranean drain made in agricultural land by a mole plough.

mole-drain US English

To drain (land) using a mole plough.

mole plant US English

The caper spurge, Euphorbia lathyris, reputed to protect garden plants from moles; (more generally) any plant reputed to repel moles.

mole plough US English

A plough in which a pointed iron shoe attached to an upright support is drawn along beneath the surface, making a hollow drainage channel resembling a mole’s burrow

mole shrew US English

A North American short-tailed shrew of the genus Blarina, especially B. brevicauda.

mole snake US English

Pseudaspis cana, a large snake of southern and eastern Africa.

Roman mole US English

An Old World mole, Talpa romana, now largely confined to parts of mainland Italy.

shrew-mole US English

A small shrewlike mole with a long tail, native to Asia and North America

mole-catcher US English

A person employed to catch moles. Frequently figurative and in various extended uses, especially as a general term of abuse (perhaps originally: specifically †a bawd, a lecher (obsolete); compare sense 2).

mole cricket US English

A large burrowing nocturnal cricket with broad forelegs, the female of which lays her eggs in an underground nest and guards the young

mole drainage US English

A drainage system dug by a mole plough.

mole-drainer US English

= mole plough.

mole-draining US English

The technique of draining land by making drainage courses with a mole plough.

mole fraction US English

The ratio of the number of moles of a component in a solution or mixture to the total number of moles of all components present.

mole-hillock US English

= molehill.

prairie mole US English

An eastern American mole of the subspecies Scalopus aquaticus machrinus, found on the prairies.

marsupial mole US English

A mole-like burrowing Australian marsupial with yellow fur and a horny shield on the front of the head

mole salamander US English

A stocky, broad-headed North American salamander that spends much of its life underground

star-nosed mole US English

A mole with a number of fleshy radiating tentacles around its nostrils, native to northeastern North America

whack-a-mole US English

An arcade game in which players use a mallet to hit toy moles, which appear at random, back into their holes

hydatidiform mole US English

A cluster of fluid-filled sacs formed in the uterus by the degeneration of chorionic tissue around an aborting embryo

naked mole rat US English

A blind and hairless mole rat living in large underground colonies in eastern Africa. The colony structure is similar to that of social insects, with only one pair breeding and most other individuals acting as workers

molehill US English

A small mound of earth thrown up by a mole burrowing near the surface

Whac-a-Mole in whack-a-mole US English

An arcade game in which players use a mallet to hit toy moles, which appear at random, back into their holes

eastern mole in mole1 US English

A small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes