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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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

SI unit of amount of substance

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

golden mole US English

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

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

shrew-mole US English

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

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

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