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sand-mole, noun

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South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch zandmol, see zand-mol.
The large subterranean rodent Bathyergus suillus of the Bathyergidae, which burrows in the coastal sand dunes of the Western Cape; blesmol sense b; Cape dune molerat, see molerat sense 2; molerat sense 1 a; zand-mol.
1850 A. White Pop. Hist. Mammalia 232Another member of this family..is also a native of South Africa: this is the Coast Rat or Sand-Mole (Bathyergus maritimus).
1972 C.M. Van der Westhuizen in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VII. 490The largest mole-rat is the Cape sand-mole or dune mole (Bathyergus).
The large subterranean rodent Bathyergus suillus of the Bathyergidae, which burrows in the coastal sand dunes of the Western Cape; blesmolb; Cape dune molerat, see molerat2; molerat1 a; zand-mol.

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