pine marten


pine marten
/ˈpaɪn matn/ (say 'puyn mahtn)

noun
a slender carnivore, Martes martes, belonging to the weasel family and inhabiting Britain, much of Europe and part of Asia, and having fine brown fur.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pine marten — Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pine 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pine marten — pine .marten n a small thin furry animal that lives in forests in Europe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pine marten — ► NOUN ▪ a tree dwelling weasel like mammal with a dark brown coat …   English terms dictionary

  • pine marten — noun dark brown marten of northern Eurasian coniferous forests • Syn: ↑Martes martes • Hypernyms: ↑marten, ↑marten cat * * * ˈpine marten f21 [pine marten pine martens] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine marten — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pine marten : singular pine marten plural pine martens a small furry animal that lives in forests in Europe …   English dictionary

  • pine marten — miškinė kiaunė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Martes martes angl. common marten; marten; pine marten; sweet marten vok. Baummarder; Edelmarder; westeuropäischer Baummarder rus. желтодушка; куница… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • pine marten — pine′ mar ten n. 1) mam a Eurasian marten Martes martes[/ex] 2) mam a North American marten Martes americana[/ex] • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • pine marten — 1. a marten, Martes martes, of Europe and western Asia. 2. Also called American marten. a marten, Martes americana, inhabiting forests of the U.S. and Canada. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • pine marten — noun Date: 1768 an American marten (Martes americana) found mainly in coniferous forests; also a Eurasian marten (Martes martes) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pine marten — noun A species of marten native to Northern Europe, Martes martes …   Wiktionary