Definition of Burrower

1. n. One who, or that which, burrows; an animal that makes a hole under ground and lives in it.



Definition of Burrower

1. Noun. One that burrows ¹

2. Noun. An animal that lives in an underground hole that it has made itself ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burrower

1. one that burrows [n -S] - See also: burrows

Lexicographical Neighbors of Burrower

burriest
burring
burring machine
burrito
burritolike
burritos
burrlike
burro
burro deer
burrobrush
burrock
burrocks
burros
burrow
burrowed
burrower (current term)
burrowers
burrowing
burrowing hairs
burrowing parrot
burrowing parrots
burrowlike
burrows
burrs
burrstone
burrstones
burry
burs
bursa
bursa achillis

Literary usage of Burrower

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"The deeper the burrower, the more elongated does the shell become, until, through forms ... we arrive at Solen, the most highly specialised burrower of all, ..."

2. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"It is found in the open country, and is a good burrower. ... It is a very active and rapid burrower, sinking below the ground with such celerity, ..."

3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"... nd we have names of our own for hem, the black burrower, the mutton- bird, the white burrower, the short- billed ti-ti, the long-billed ti-ti, ..."

4. The Great World's Farm: Some Account of Nature's Crops and how They are Grown by Selina Gaye (1900)
"Every country, indeed, seems to have its special burrower or burrowers, and everywhere ... In England the field burrower with which we are most familiar, ..."

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