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English definition of “molehill”

molehill

noun [C]     /ˈməʊl.hɪl/ US  /ˈmoʊl-/
a small pile of earth pushed up to the surface of the ground by the digging of a mole (= a mammal that lives underground)Animal dwellings - naturalAnimal Dwellings - man-made
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