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



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːmət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrmət//
Wild mammals
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a small European or American animal that lives in holes in the ground See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French marmotte, probably via Romansch (a Romance language spoken in Switzerland) murmont from late Latin mus montanus ‘mountain mouse’; compare with French marmotter ‘mutter through the teeth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: marmot