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marten

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

mar·ten

 (mär′tn)
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).]

marten

(ˈmɑːtɪn)
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]

mar•ten

(ˈmɑr tn)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marten - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weaselsmarten - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Martes, Martes - martens
Martes martes, pine marten - dark brown marten of northern Eurasian coniferous forests
Martes zibellina, sable - marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur
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
Charronia flavigula, yellow-throated marten - large yellow and black marten of southern China and Burma

marten

noun
Related words
collective noun richesse
Translations
бялка
kuna
näätä
kuna
nyestnyuszt
mörður
martes
kiaunė
cauna
kuna
kuna
cibetkakunaкуна
куниця

marten

[ˈmɑːtɪn] N (martens or marten (pl)) → marta f

marten

nMarder m

marten

[ˈmɑːtɪn] n (animal) → martora
pine marten → martora degli alberi
stone marten → faina
References in classic literature ?
In place of the usual deer-skin belt, he wore around his body a tarnished silken sash of the most gaudy colours; the buck-horn haft of his knife was profusely decorated with plates of silver; the marten's fur of his cap was of a fineness and shadowing that a queen might covet; the buttons of his rude and soiled blanket-coat were of the glittering coinage of Mexico; the stock of his rifle was of beautiful mahogany, riveted and banded with the same precious metal, and the trinkets of no less than three worthless watches dangled from different parts of his person.
"It may do for the Royal Americans!" said Hawkeye, laughing once more in his own silent, heartfelt manner; "but had my gun often turned so much from the true line, many a marten, whose skin is now in a lady's muff, would still be in the woods; ay, and many a bloody Mingo, who has departed to his final account, would be acting his deviltries at this very day, atween the provinces.
"Body of my father!" said Sancho, "see what marten and sable, and pads of carded cotton he is putting into the bags, that our heads may not be broken and our bones beaten to jelly!
Some thought it was part flying squirrel or some other wild animal, which is not impossible, for, according to naturalists, prolific hybrids have been produced by the union of the marten and domestic cat.
Run over a few: --The Authors of the Bible; Aristotle; Pliny; Aldrovandi; Sir Thomas Browne; Gesner; Ray; Linnaeus; Rondeletius; Willoughby; Green; Artedi; Sibbald; Brisson; Marten; Lacepede; Bonneterre; Desmarest; Baron Cuvier; Frederick Cuvier; John Hunter; Owen; Scoresby; Beale; Bennett; J.
Martens tried similar ones, but in a much better manner, for he placed the seeds in a box in the actual sea, so that they were alternately wet and exposed to the air like really floating plants.
Martens shot an ostrich; and I looked at it, forgetting at the moment, in the most unaccountable manner, the whole subject of the Petises, and thought it was a not full-grown bird of the common sort.
ENPNewswire-August 28, 2019--Statement from Noront Resources and Marten Falls First Nation on Province of Ontario Plan to Advance the Ring of Fire
Marten Transport (NASDAQ: MRTN) announced that it will pay a special cash dividend of $0.65 per share in addition to its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share.
Osprey chicks in a West Highland forest have given a predatory pine marten the slip, thanks to a greased tree trunk.
Following an absence of nearly a century, the pine marten, a small, chestnut-brown carnivore once almost hunted to extinction in the UK in a bid to protect game birds and poultry, is now returning through a series of planned releases.