marten definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few principally arboreal carnivorous mammals associated with genus Martes, linked to the weasel, primarily inhabiting north forests, and having a slender human anatomy, bushy end, and soft fur.
    • The fur of 1 among these carnivorous animals.
    • Any carnivorous mammal for the genus Martes when you look at the household Mustelidae.
    • A bird. See martin.
    • Any one of a number of fur-bearing carnivores of this genus Martes (formerly Mustela), closely allied into the sable. On the list of much more important types will be the European beech marten or rock marten (Martes foina); the pine marten (Martes martes); and also the American marten, or sable (Martes Americana), which some zoölogists consider only many different the Russian sable.
    • The fur for the marten, useful for hats, muffs, etc.
    • A digitigrade carnivorous quadruped regarding the family members Mustelidœ, subfamily Mustelinœ, and genus Mustela or Martes, that there are lots of types, all inhabiting the north hemisphere.
    • A carnivorous marsupial of this genus Phascogale, once the noticed marten of Australian Continent.
    • An obsolete spelling of martin.
    • agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids notably larger than weasels

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