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noun

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

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Origin of stone marten

First recorded in 1835–45
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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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