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English noun: mole

1. mole (quantity) the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

Synonymsgram molecule, mol

Broader (hypernym)metric weight unit, weight unit

2. mole (person) a spy who works against enemy espionage


Broader (hypernym)spy, undercover agent

3. mole (food) spicy sauce often containing chocolate

Broader (hypernym)sauce

Domain regionMexico, United Mexican States

4. mole (attribute) a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin

Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar

5. mole (artifact) a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Synonymsbreakwater, bulwark, groin, groyne, jetty, seawall

Broader (hypernym)barrier

6. mole (animal) small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet

Broader (hypernym)insectivore

Narrower (hyponym)brewer's mole, Condylura cristata, golden mole, hair-tailed mole, Parascalops breweri, shrew mole, star-nosed mole, starnose mole

Member meronymfamily Talpidae, Talpidae

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