pine marten definition

  • noun:
    • A species of marten native to Northern European countries, Martes martes.
    • The United States sable. See Sable.
    • A carnivorous quadruped of this household Mustelid√¶, Mustela martes or Martes abietum, a native of Europe and Asia: so named in difference from beech-marten.
    • brownish marten of north Eurasian coniferous forests

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