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stone marten

  1. 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
Also called beech marten.
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Historical Examples

  • Mustela foina: the beech-marten, stone-marten or white-breasted marten.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7


British Dictionary definitions for stone marten

stone marten

  1. a marten, Martes foina, of Eurasian woods and forests, having a brown coat with a pale underfur
  2. the highly valued fur of this animal
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