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mar·mot

 (mär′mət)
n.
Any of various stocky, coarse-furred, burrowing rodents of the genus Marmota, having short legs and ears and short bushy tails and found throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

[French marmotte, from Old French, perhaps from marmotter, to mumble, probably of imitative origin.]

marmot

(ˈmɑːmət)
n
1. (Animals) any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Marmota, of Europe, Asia, and North America. They are heavily built, having short legs, a short furry tail, and coarse fur
2. (Animals) prairie marmot another name for prairie dog
[C17: from French marmotte, perhaps ultimately from Latin mūr- (stem of mūs) mouse + montis of the mountain]

mar•mot

(ˈmɑr mət)

n.
any stocky burrowing rodent of the genus Marmota, as the woodchuck.
[1600–10; < French marmotte, Old French, appar. n. derivative of marmotter to mutter, murmur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemispheremarmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
groundhog, Marmota monax, woodchuck - reddish brown North American marmot
hoary marmot, Marmota caligata, whistling marmot, whistler - large North American mountain marmot
Marmota flaviventris, rockchuck, yellowbelly marmot - heavy-bodied yellowish-brown marmot of rocky areas of western North America
Translations
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ümiseja
murmeli
marmota
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I assure you that I sleep everywhere, and always like a marmot.
Like the marmots in the surrounding hills, it closes its eyelids and becomes dormant for three months or more.
ALPINE MARMOT An Alpine marmot's thumb has one nail especially for digging, while all its other digits have claws.
The difference in life span between the most social and the least social marmot was about two years," Blumstein said.
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Professor Sir Michael Marmot said the stagnation since 2010 needed "urgent" investigation.
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The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World by Michael Marmot
More than 200,000 people in the UK are dying prematurely because of social inequalities according to Sir Michael Marmot, who is about to become president of the World Medical Association.
I am delighted that as part of these improvement works new outdoor exercise equipment will be added, as one of our priorities as a Marmot city is to improve exercise levels throughout the city.
My real name is yellow-bellied marmot, but I like my nickname.
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