hoary marmot


a large marmot, Marmota caligata, living in mountainous areas of Siberia and northwestern North America and having a heavy, yellow-gray body, short black limbs, and black and white head and shoulders.

Nearby words

  1. hoarse,
  2. hoarsely,
  3. hoarsen,
  4. hoary,
  5. hoary cress,
  6. hoary-headed,
  7. hoast,
  8. hoatching,
  9. hoatzin,
  10. hoax

Origin of hoary marmot

First recorded in 1775–85

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