stone marten

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noun

a marten, Mustela foina, of Europe and Asia, having a white mark on the throat and breast.

Nearby words

  1. stone fruit,
  2. stone fungus,
  3. stone heart,
  4. stone lantern,
  5. stone lily,
  6. stone massage,
  7. stone mint,
  8. stone mountain,
  9. stone parsley,
  10. stone pine

Origin of stone marten

First recorded in 1835–45

Also called beech marten.

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British Dictionary definitions for stone marten

stone marten

noun

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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