- a marten, Mustela foina, of Europe and Asia, having a white mark on the throat and breast.
Origin of stone marten
First recorded in 1835–45
Also called beech marten.
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Mustela foina: the beech-marten, stone-marten or white-breasted marten.
- a marten, Martes foina, of Eurasian woods and forests, having a brown coat with a pale underfur
- the highly valued fur of this animal
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