golden hamster

noun

Definition of golden hamster

: a small tawny hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) native chiefly to Syria and often kept as a pet or used as a laboratory animal

called also Syrian hamster

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First Known Use of golden hamster

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden hamster was in 1839

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“Golden hamster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20hamster. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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