from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Chrysochlorididæ, having 3 incisors, 1 canine, 3 premolars, and 3 molars in each side of each jaw: so called from the brilliant metallic luster of the fur, which glances from gold to green and violet. C. aureus is the Cape chrysochlore or gold-mole. Also spelled, improperly, Chrisochloris.

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  • noun type genus of the Chrysochloridae


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