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marmot

noun mar·mot \ˈmär-mət\

: a small animal of America and Europe that has short legs and that lives in holes that it digs in the ground

Full Definition of MARMOT

:  any of a genus (Marmota) of stout-bodied short-legged chiefly herbivorous burrowing rodents of the squirrel family that have coarse fur, a short bushy tail, and very small ears and that hibernate during the winter — compare woodchuck
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Origin of MARMOT

French marmotte
First Known Use: 1607
MARMOT Defined for Kids

marmot

noun mar·mot \ˈmär-mət\

Definition of MARMOT for Kids

:  a stocky burrowing animal with short legs and a bushy tail that is related to the squirrels
Medical Dictionary

marmot

noun mar·mot \ˈmär-mət\

Medical Definition of MARMOT

:  any of various stout-bodied short-legged burrowing rodents (genus Marmota) with coarse fur, a short bushy tail, and very small ears that are important reservoirs of sylvatic plague

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