stone 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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  • Stone marten — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stone marten — n. 1. a light colored European sable (Martes foina) 2. its fur …   English World dictionary

  • stone marten — akmeninė kiaunė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Martes foina angl. beech; rock marten; stone marten vok. europäischer Steinmarder; Hausmarder; Steinmarder rus. белодушка; каменная куница; куница… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • stone marten — stone′ mar ten n. mam a Eurasian marten, Martes foina, having light colored underfur • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • stone marten — noun Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throat • Syn: ↑beech marten, ↑Martes foina • Hypernyms: ↑marten, ↑marten cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • stone marten — a marten, Mustela foina, of Europe and Asia, having a white mark on the throat and breast. Also called beech marten. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • stone marten — noun Martes foina; beech marten …   Wiktionary

  • stone-marten — /ˈstoʊn matn/ (say stohn mahtn) noun a marten, Mustela foina, of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, having a white mark on the throat and breast …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stone — Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral matter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone age — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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