pine marten

noun

Definition of pine marten 

: an American marten (Martes americana) found mainly in coniferous forests also : a Eurasian marten (Martes martes)

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The population of animals like polecats, pine martens and badgers have sprung back, now that they are not longer widely trapped or killed for being pests. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The UK’s Hedgehogs (and Other Mammals) Are In Danger," 16 June 2018

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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