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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17 Sep 2019

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