golden mole

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n golden mole mole of southern Africa having iridescent guard hairs mixed with the underfur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Golden mole (Zo√∂l) one of several South African Insectivora of the family Chrysochlorid√¶, resembling moles in form and habits. The fur is tinted with green, purple, and gold.
    • Golden mole See Chrysochlore.
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Usage

In literature:

In the golden moles the thoracic and inguinal teats are lodged in deep cut-shaped depressions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

The mole looked on in glad surprise
(For in those days all moles had eyes.)
He shouted out a loud farewell
As the little row-boat rose and fell.
The elf picked up a golden oar
And soon lost sight of mole and shore.
"Why The Mole Is Blind" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In science:

Evol. 35: 17-31. Robinson, T.J., B. Fu, M.A. Ferguson-Smith, and F. Yang. (2004). Cross-species chromosome painting in the golden mole and elephant-shrew: support for the mammalian clades Afrotheria and Afroinsectiphillia but not Afroinsectivora.
Measuring Fit of Sequence Data to Phylogenetic Model: Gain of Power using Marginal Tests
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