Marmota monax
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Marmota Monax — Marmota monax …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marmota monax — Marmota monax …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marmota monax —   Marmota Canadiense Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Marmota monax — Siffleux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marmota monax — Waldmurmeltier Waldmurmeltier Systematik Unterordnung: Hörnchenverwandte (Sciuromorpha) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marmota monax — groundhog ground hog , ground hog ground hog (ground h[o^]g ), n. A reddish brown North American burrowing marmot ({Marmota monax}), also called the {woodchuck}. It hibernates in the winter. Syn: woodchuck, {Marmota monax}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marmota monax — groundhog ground hog , ground hog ground hog (ground h[o^]g ), n. A reddish brown North American burrowing marmot ({Marmota monax}), also called the {woodchuck}. It hibernates in the winter. Syn: woodchuck, {Marmota monax}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marmota monax — miškinis švilpikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Marmota monax angl. ground hog; groundhog; woodchuck vok. Wald Murmeltier rus. лесной сурок pranc. marmotte commune; monax ryšiai: platesnis terminas …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Marmota monax — La Marmota Canadiense (Marmota monax) es un roedor perteneciente a la familia Sciuridae, dentro del grupo de las marmotas. Al contrario que la mayoría de las marmotas, la canadiense no es una especie de montaña, sino que habita en zonas llanas.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Marmota monax — …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”