pied lemming


Definition of pied lemming

: any of various North American lemmings (genus Dicrostonyx) that have some claws much enlarged and a white winter coat — compare collared lemming

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“Pied lemming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pied%20lemming. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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