beech marten
marten mar"ten, n. [From older martern, marter, martre, F. martre, marte, LL. martures (pl.), fr. L. martes; akin to AS. mear[eth], meard, G. marder, OHG. mardar, Icel. m["o]r[eth]r. Cf. {Foumart}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus {Martes} (formerly {Mustela}), closely allied to the sable. Among the more important species are the European {beech marten} or {stone marten} ({Martes foina}); the {pine marten} ({Martes martes}); and the {American marten}, or {sable} ({Martes Americana}), which some zo["o]logists consider only a variety of the Russian sable. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc. [1913 Webster]


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