noun lem·ming \ˈle-miŋ\

: a small animal that lives in northern areas of North America, Europe, and Asia

Full Definition of LEMMING

:  any of various small short-tailed furry-footed rodents (as genera Lemmus and Dicrostonyx) of circumpolar distribution that are notable for population fluctuations and recurrent mass migrations
lem·ming·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of LEMMING

First Known Use: 1713

Rhymes with LEMMING


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