Marmota marmotta
marmot mar"mot (m[aum]r"m[o^]t; 277), n. [It. marmotta, marmotto, prob. fr. L. mus montanus, or mus montis, lit., mountain mouse or rat. See {Mountain}, and {Mouse}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any rodent of the genus {Marmota} (formerly {Arctomys}) of the subfamily Sciurinae. The common European marmot ({Marmota marmotta}) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The {bobac} is another European species. The common American species ({Marmota monax}) is the {woodchuck} (also called {groundhog}), but the name marmot is usually used only for the western variety. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus {Spermophilus}; also, the prairie dog. [1913 Webster]

{Marmot squirrel} (Zo["o]l.), a ground squirrel or spermophile.

{Prairie marmot}. See {Prairie dog}. [1913 Webster]


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  • groundhog — marmot mar mot (m[aum]r m[o^]t; 277), n. [It. marmotta, marmotto, prob. fr. L. mus montanus, or mus montis, lit., mountain mouse or rat. See {Mountain}, and {Mouse}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any rodent of the genus {Marmota} (formerly {Arctomys}) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Marmot squirrel — marmot mar mot (m[aum]r m[o^]t; 277), n. [It. marmotta, marmotto, prob. fr. L. mus montanus, or mus montis, lit., mountain mouse or rat. See {Mountain}, and {Mouse}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any rodent of the genus {Marmota} (formerly {Arctomys}) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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