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a carnivore of the genus Martes of northern wooded areas
Not to be confused with:
martin – a bird that resembles and is closely related to the swallow
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n. pl. marten or mar·tens
1. Any of several mustelid mammals of the genus Martes, mainly inhabiting northern forests and having a slender body, bushy tail, and soft fur.
2. The fur of one of these mammals.
[Middle English martrin, marten, from Old French martrine, from feminine of martrin, relating to the marten, from martre, marten, from Frankish *martar, from Proto-Germanic *marthra, perhaps originally "bride" and akin to Lithuanian marti, bride, Latin marītus, married, and possibly Crimean Gothic marzus, wedding. For the semantic development, compare Modern Greek nifítsa, weasel (from diminutive of nífi, bride, daughter-in-law), Italian donnola, weasel (from diminutive of donna, woman), and Spanish comadreja, weasel (from deprecative diminutive of comadre, mother of one's godchild, godmother of one's child).]
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n, pl -tens or -ten
1. (Animals) any of several agile arboreal musteline mammals of the genus Martes, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having bushy tails and golden brown to blackish fur. See also pine marten
2. (Textiles) the highly valued fur of these animals, esp that of M. americana
[C15: from Middle Dutch martren, from Old French (peau) martrine skin of a marten, from martre, probably of Germanic origin]
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n., pl. -tens, (esp. collectively) -ten.
1. any of several mainly arboreal carnivores of the genus Martes, of the weasel family, inhabiting northern forests, prized for its soft, glossy fur.
2. the fur of such an animal.
[1375–1425; < Middle French martrine marten fur, n. use of feminine of martrin of a marten =martre marten + -in -ine1]
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|Noun||1.||marten - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels|
beech marten, Martes foina, stone marten - Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throat
black cat, fisher cat, Martes pennanti, pekan, fisher - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
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marten[ˈmɑːtɪn] N (martens or marten (pl)) → marta f
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n → Marder m
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