from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various stocky, coarse-furred, burrowing rodents of the genus Marmota, having short legs and ears and short bushy tails and found throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several large ground-dwelling rodents of the genera Marmota and Cynomys in the squirrel family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rodent quadruped of the genus Arctomys; a bear-mouse, ground-hog, or woodchuck.
- n. The Cape cony, Hyrax capensis: a misnomer. Kolbe, Vosmaer, Buffon, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
Salut, marmotte = Hello, marmot (a marmot is a furry rodent thathibernates) le début de l'après-midi = beginning of the afternoon
A crane, for example, shot by Fritz, and an animal which they called a marmot, but which to me seemed much more like a badger.
Whatever the origin of "marmot" - is it really possible that the Hebrew word marmuta, which means groundhog - a type of marmot - isn't related to the word marmot or marmotte?
The Vancouver Island marmot is a uniquely Canadian species, found only on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
The name marmot comes from French marmotte, from Old French marmotan, marmontaine, from Old Franco-Provençal, from Low Latin mures montani "mountain mouse", from Latin mures monti, from Classical Latin mures alpini "Alps mouse".
And as for "marmot" -- that began to have quite a fine sound in his ears.
Salut, marmotte = Hello, marmot a marmot is a furry rodent thathibernates
Rather, Mukmuk the marmot is the first Olympic mascot sidekick.
He added that the marmot has been a success story in recent years with a co-ordinated approach to allow its numbers to reach the hundreds after dwindling to only a few dozen animals in the 1990s.
A big rodent called a marmot wandered in the front door of a restaurant in Prosser on Monday and settled into a corner.