marten

noun mar·ten \ ˈmär-tᵊn \

Definition of marten

plural marten or martens
1 :any of several semiarboreal slender-bodied carnivorous mammals (genus Martes) of the weasel family that occur in the northern hemisphere
2 :the fur or pelt of a marten

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Origin and Etymology of marten

Middle English martryn, from Anglo-French martrine marten fur, from Old French martre marten, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English mearth marten


MARTEN Defined for English Language Learners

marten

noun

Definition of marten for English Language Learners

  • : a small animal that is related to the weasel and has soft gray or brown fur

  • : the fur of a marten


MARTEN Defined for Kids

marten

noun mar·ten \ ˈmär-tᵊn \

Definition of marten for Students

:a slender animal related to the weasel that has soft gray or brown fur and often climbs trees


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