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Definition of "marten" [mar•ten]

  • Any of several principally arboreal carnivorous mammals of the genus Martes, related to the weasel, mainly inhabiting northern forests, and having a slender body, bushy tail, and soft fur. (noun)
  • The fur of one of these carnivorous mammals. (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 "marten" in a sentence
  • "The little pole holds little snow and the scent of the bait calls the marten up, when, snap! it is fast and waiting for the trapper and the lodge of the"
  • "Yes | No | Report from hunterD wrote 5 weeks 2 days ago wax worms or minnows if live bait is permitted. panther marten is my favorite spinner bait for trout in early spring, summer and fall."
  • "The marten is a wonderfully energetic little animal, even more tireless than the squirrel and as great a climber."