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Definition of "marmot" [mar•mot]

  • Any of various stocky, coarse-furred, burrowing rodents of the genus Marmota, having short legs and ears and short bushy tails and found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marmot" in a sentence
  • "Salut, marmotte = Hello, marmot (a marmot is a furry rodent thathibernates) le début de l'après-midi = beginning of the afternoon"
  • "A crane, for example, shot by Fritz, and an animal which they called a marmot, but which to me seemed much more like a badger."
  • "Whatever the origin of "marmot" - is it really possible that the Hebrew word marmuta, which means groundhog - a type of marmot - isn't related to the word marmot or marmotte?"