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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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[ˈmɑːmət] nmarmotta
References in classic literature ?
"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.
You give away horses worth a thousand louis; you save the lives of ladies of high rank and beauty; under the name of Major Brack you run thoroughbreds ridden by tiny urchins not larger than marmots; then, when you have carried off the golden trophy of victory, instead of setting any value on it, you give it to the first handsome woman you think of!"
The consumer goods company's brands include Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmer's, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr.
Three species of marmot inhabit the territory of Kyrgyzstan: gray marmot, red marmot and Menzbier's marmot listed in the Red Book.
A Mongolian couple have died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot kidney, triggering a quarantine that left tourists stranded in a remote region for days.
There are seven Marmot cities in the UK, including Coventry.
ALPINE MARMOT An Alpine marmot's thumb has one nail especially for digging, while all its other digits have claws.
While GB is home to many rare species such as Marco Polo sheep, ibex, markhor, urial, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat, brown and black bears, wolf, fox, marmot, chakor and ram chakor and golden eagle, otter, and the recently discovered Pallas's cat, Mr Nizari said the population of some protected species was shrinking speedily.