Definition for MAR'MOT

MAR'MOT, n. [It. marmotta.]

A quadruped of the genus Arctomys, allied to the murine tribe. It is about the size of the rabbit, and inhabits the higher region of the Alps and Pyrenees. The name is also given to other species of the genus. The woodchuk of North America is called the Maryland marmot. Ed. Encyc.

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