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Meaning of mole

mole

Pronunciation: (mōl), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various small insectivorous mammals, esp. of the family Talpidae, living chiefly underground, and having velvety fur, very small eyes, and strong forefeet.
  2. a spy who becomes part of and works from within the ranks of an enemy governmental staff or intelligence agency. Cf.
  3. a large, powerful machine for boring through earth or rock, used in the construction of tunnels.

mole

Pronunciation: (mōl), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, congenital spot or blemish on the human skin, usually of a dark color, slightly elevated, and sometimes hairy; nevus.

mole

Pronunciation: (mōl), [key]
— n.
  1. a massive structure, esp. of stone, set up in the water, as for a breakwater or a pier.
  2. an anchorage or harbor protected by such a structure.

mole

Pronunciation: (mōl), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; gram molecule.

mole

Pronunciation: (mōl), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a fleshy mass in the uterus formed by a hemorrhagic dead ovum.

mo•le

Pronunciation: (mō'lā Sp. mô'le), [key]
— n. Mexican Cookery.
  1. a spicy sauce flavored with chocolate, usually served with turkey or chicken.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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