zand-mol, noun

Forms:
Also zand moll.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch zand sand + mol mole.
obs.
The sand-mole, Bathyergus suillus.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 196The other species [of mole], which is called the zand-mol, is the mus Africanus of Mr. Pennant.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 57The animal which makes these hillocks is a very large kind of mole-rat, nearly as big as a rabbit...It is peculiar to this colony, and is called Zand Moll (Sand mole).
1912 State Sept. 231 (Pettman)The giant among these burrowing mole-like animals is known as the sand mole or zand mol.
The sand-mole, Bathyergus suillus.
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