sweet marten

Origin of sweet marten

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for sweet marten

sweet marten

noun
  1. a name for the pine marten, referring to the fact that its scent glands produce a less offensive scent marker than that of the polecat (the foul marten or foumart)
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