Definition of marten noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːtɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrtn//
Wild mammals
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a small wild animal with a long body, short legs and sharp teeth. Martens live in forests and eat smaller animals. a pine marten See related entries: Wild mammals Word OriginMiddle English (frequently in the plural, denoting the fur): from Old French (peau) martrine ‘marten (fur)’, from martre, of West Germanic origin.
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