pine marten

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noun

a marten, Martes martes, of Europe and western Asia.
Also called American marten. a marten, Martes americana, inhabiting forests of the U.S. and Canada.

Nearby words

  1. pine end,
  2. pine family,
  3. pine finch,
  4. pine grosbeak,
  5. pine leaf aphid,
  6. pine mouse,
  7. pine needle,
  8. pine nut,
  9. pine siskin,
  10. pine snake

Origin of pine marten

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for pine marten

pine marten

noun

a marten, Martes martes, of N European and Asian coniferous woods, having dark brown fur with a creamy-yellow patch on the throatSee also sweet marten
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