the common European mole, Talpa europaea.
also mouldwarp, early 14c., moldewarp, from Proto-Germanic *moldo-worpo(n)-, literally “earth-thrower,” from to Old English molde “earth, soil” (see mole (2) + weorpan “to throw” (see warp (v.)). Common Germanic, cf. Old Saxon moldwerp, Dutch mulworp, Norwegian moldvarp, Danish muldvarp, Old High German multwurf, German Maulwurf (influenced by Maul “mouth”).
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a coating applied in liquid form to walls of a mold cavity.
[mohl-dee] /ˈmoʊl di/ adjective, moldier, moldiest. 1. overgrown or covered with . 2. musty, as from decay or age. 3. Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded: moldy ideas about higher education. /ˈməʊldɪ/ adjective moldier, moldiest 1. the US spelling of mouldy adj. also mouldy, 1570s, earlier mowly (late 14c.), from mold (n.2) + -y (2). Related: Moldiness.
noun, Slang. 1. a musician or fan who likes traditional jazz or Dixieland rather than modern jazz. 2. any person or thing that is old-fashioned or conservative. adjective : my moldy-fig tastes noun phrase
[mohl] /moʊl/ noun 1. any of various small insectivorous mammals, especially 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. Compare . 3. Machinery. a large, […]