lemming noun definition in Wild mammals topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Wild mammals topic
a small animal like a mouse, that lives in cold northern countries. Sometimes large groups of lemmings migrate (= move from one place to another) in search of food. Many of them die on these journeys and there is a popular belief that lemmings kill themselves by jumping off cliffs Lemming-like we rushed into certain disaster.

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